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Tepha has an intellectual property portfolio that currently comprises over 50 issued U.S. patents, some owned directly by Tepha, and some with the Company as an exclusive licensee (notwithstanding a number of U.S. patents pending as well as multiple foreign patent filings). In addition, Tepha has an exclusive license to our sister company, Metabolix Inc’s., technology for producing transgenic PHA biomaterials for use in medical applications. Some of these patents are listed below:

  • US Patent No. 8,034,270 “Polyhydroxyalkanoate medical textiles and fibers” by Martin, Rizk, Ahuja, and Williams, issued October 11, 2011
  • US Patent No. 8,016,883 “Methods and devices for rotator cuff repair” by Coleman, Martin, Rizk, Ahuja, and Williams, issued September 13, 2011
  • US Patent No. 7,943,683 “Medical devices containing oriented films of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate and copolymers” by Rizk, Martin, Ho and Williams, issued May 17, 2011.
  • US Patent No. 7,906,135 “Medical device comprising polyhydroxyalkanoate having pyrogen removed” by Williams, Martin, Gerngross and Horowitz, issued March 15, 2011.
  • US Patent No. 7,641,825 “Method of making a polyhydroxyalkanoate filament” by Rizk, issued January 5, 2010.
  • US Patent No. 7,618,448 “Polymeric, degradable drug-eluting stents and coatings” by Schmitz, Behrend, Sternberg, Grabow, Martin, and Williams, issued November 17, 2009.
  • US Patent No. 7,553,923 “Medical devices and applications of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers” by Williams, Martin, and Skraly, issued June 30, 2009.
  • US Patent No.7,268,205 “Medical devices and applications of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers” by Williams, Martin and Skraly, issued September 11, 2007.
  • US Patent No. 7,244,442 “Polyhydroxyalkanoates for in vivo applications” by Williams, Martin, Gerngross, and Horowitz, issued July 17, 2007.
  • US Patent No. 7,229,804 “Biological systems for manufacture of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers containing 4-hydroxyacids” by Huisman, Skraly, Martin and Peoples, issued June 12, 2007.
  • US Patent No. 7,179,883 “Medical devices and applications of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers” by Williams, Martin, Skraly, issued February 20, 2007.
  • US Pub. App. No. 20040234576 “Polyhydroxyalkanoate medical textiles and fibers” by Martin, Rizk, Ahuja, and Williams, published November 25, 2004.
  • US Pub App. No. 20020164729 “Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates from polyols” by Skraly and Sholl, published November 7, 2002.
  • US Patent No. 6,878,758 “Polyhydroxyalkanoate compositions having controlled degradation rates” by Martin, Skraly and Williams, issued April 12, 2005.
  • US Patent No. 6,867,248 “Polyhydroxyalkanoate compositions having controlled degradation rates” by Martin, Skraly, and Williams, issued March 15, 2005.
  • US Patent No. 6,867,247 “Medical devices and applications of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers” by Williams, Martin, Skraly, issued March 15, 2005.
  • US Patent No. 6,838,493 “Medical devices and applications of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers” by Williams, Martin, and Skraly, issued January 4, 2005.
  • US Patent No. 6,828,357 “Polyhydroxyalkanaote compositions having controlled degradation rates” by Martin , Skraly, and Williams, issued December 7, 2004.
  • US Patent No. 6,746,685 “Bioabsorbable, biocompatible polymers for tissue engineering” by Williams, issued June 8, 2004.
  • US Patent No. 6,689,589 “Biological systems for manufacturing of polyhydroxyalkanoates polymers containing 4-hydroxyacids” by Huisman, Skraly, Martin and Peoples, issued February 10, 2004.
  • US Patent No. 6,623,749 “Medical device containing polyhydroxyalkanoate treated with oxidizing agent to remove endotoxin” by Williams, Martin, Gerngross and Horowitz, issued September 23, 2003.
  • US Patent No. 6,610,764 “Polyhydroxyalkanoate compositions having controlled degradation rates” by Martin, Skraly, and Williams, issued August 26, 2003.
  • US Patent No. 6,593,116 “Transgenic microbial polyhydroxyalkanoate producers” by Huisman, Peoples, and Skraly, issued July 15, 2003.
  • US Patent No. 6,592,892“Flushable disposable polymeric products” by Williams, issued July 15, 2003.
  • US Patent No. 6,585,994 “Polyhydroxyalkanoate compositions for soft tissue repair, augmentation, and viscosupplementation, by Williams and Martin, issued July 1, 2003.
  • US Patent No. 6,555,123 “Polyhydroxyalkanoate compositions for soft tissue repair, augmentation, and viscosupplementation, by Williams and Martin, issued April 29, 2003.
  • US Patent No. 6,548,569 “Medical devices and applications of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers” by Williams, Martin, and Skraly, issued April 15, 2003.
  • US Patent No. 6,514,515 “Bioabsorbable, biocompatible polymers for tissue engineering” by Williams, issued February 4, 2003.
  • US Patent No. 6,316,262 “Biological systems for manufacture of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers containing 4-hydroxyacids” by Huisman, Skraly, Martin and Peoples, issued November 13, 2001.
  • US Patent No. 6,245,537 “Removing endotoxin with an oxidizing agent from polyhydroxyalkanoates produced by fermentation” by Williams, Martin, Horowitz and Gerngross, issued June 12, 2001.
  • US Patent No. 5,663,063 “Method for producing polyester biopolymers” by Peoples and Sinskey, issued September 2, 1997.
  • US Patent No. 5,534,432 “Polyhydroxybutyrate polymerase” by Peoples and Sinskey, issued July 9, 1996.
  • US Patent No. 5,250,430 “Polyhydroxyalkanoate polymerase” by Peoples and Sinskey, issued October 5, 1993.
  • US Patent No. 5,245,023 “Method for producing novel polyester biopolymers” by Peoples and Sinskey, issued September 14, 1993.