ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / February 2, 2021 / Viveve Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVE), a medical technology company focused on women's intimate health, today announced that the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) recently issued Korean Patent No. 10-2197234 titled, Vaginal Remodeling Device and Method. The awarded patent further expands and strengthens Viveve's intellectual property portfolio in one of Asia's largest commercial markets.
"We are pleased to have secured the South Korean patent for our novel dual-energy technology device. South Korea is a key international market for Viveve and plays an important role in influencing women's medical and health trends throughout Asia," said Scott Durbin, Viveve's chief executive officer. "Following the U.S. issuance of Viveve's Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Methods patent, announced in the fall of 2020, this patent further expands the Company's robust intellectual property estate as we advance our global clinical development and commercialization strategy."
In South Korea, the Viveve System is indicated for use in the treatment of vaginal laxity as well as general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis. JOYMG, Co, Ltd. remains Viveve's exclusive distribution partner in the country.
Viveve Medical, Inc. is a medical technology company focused on women's intimate health. Viveve is committed to advancing new solutions to improve women's overall well-being and quality of life. The internationally patented Viveve® System incorporates Cryogen-cooled Monopolar Radiofrequency technology to uniformly deliver volumetric heating while gently cooling surface tissue to generate neocollagenesis in a single in-office session. In the United States, the Viveve® System is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis. International regulatory approvals and clearances have been received for vaginal laxity and/or improvement in sexual function indications in more than 50 countries.
Viveve continues to advance its clinical development program in SUI. Recently reported FDA approved changes to the U.S. pivotal PURSUIT trial protocol are intended to strengthen the overall study and its potential to achieve its primary efficacy endpoint. Study changes including an increase in the trial's size and more strict patient selection criteria were a result of guidance from Viveve's Clinical Advisory Board upon review of positive results from the Company's SUI feasibility and preclinical studies. Viveve received FDA approval of its IDE application to conduct the multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled PURSUIT trial for improvement of SUI in women in July 2020 and FDA approval of its requested amendments to the IDE protocol as reported on December 10, 2020. Initiation of the trial was reported on January 21, 2021. If positive, results from the PURSUIT trial may support a new SUI indication in the U.S.
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