Policy & Regulation
European Patent Office Issues Xona Microfluidics Patents for Neuron Research Device
22 November 2017 - - The European Patent Office has issued Temecula, California-based biotechnology company Xona Microfluidics, LLC two patents covering the design of Xona's products used for neuroscientific and neurodegenerative disease research, the company said.
Xona already holds the exclusive license to manufacture its neuronal research devices in the US, and this new European patent adds to its exclusivity in Europe, specifically the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Spain and Germany.
The patents are assigned to the University of California and licensed exclusively to Xona.
Dr. Anne Taylor, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, invented the neuron device while working as a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Noo Li Jeon at the University of California, Irvine in 2003. Dr. Carl Cotman, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California, Irvine, helped guide Dr. Taylor's research.
Dr. Taylor, Dr. Jeon and Dr. Cotman are all credited as co-inventors.
Xona Microfluidics is focused on manufacturing and distributing microfluidic devices to neuroscientists and laboratories worldwide. The company has offices in Temecula, California and Research Triangle Park in Durham, North Carolina.