RepliCel Life Sciences Inc., a company which specializes in developing cell therapies for orthopedic and aesthetic conditions, received a U.S. patent on April 25, 2017 for its new, multi-needle dermal injection devices. These devices fit as a solution to soaring need for dermal injection technologies capable of bringing high levels of control and precision to any elements injected into the skin.
The patent received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) covers technologies designed to allow both repeatable consistency and unparalleled control of product deposition and needle action. The patent also includes the component developed to numb the skin before using injection, with the intention to reduce, if not eliminate, the requirement for local anesthetic prior to aesthetic injection processes.
RepliCel Inches Closer to Launch of RCI-02 with Patent Issued
The first device being designed under the umbrella of this patent is RCI-02, which will be useful in injecting soft tissue fillers, including hyaluronic acid (“HA”). The device is also being designed for injecting RCS-01 skin rejuvenation and RCH-01 hair restoration products. It is expected to be optimized for other injectable such as biologics, drugs, fat grafts, and biologics.
With this patent, the company’s property portfolio has reached a new milestone. The portfolio already included two European patents for RCI-02. Company officials believe that this multi-needle device will be able to deliver unprecedented reproducibility, reliability, and programmability of 3D skin injections, making desired outcomes a much easier thing to attain for both clinicians and less-experienced injection specialists. The prototypes are estimated to get ready by the third quarter of 2017 for initial usability and functional testing by engineers and end users.