A Medical Device Daily

Endologix (Irvine, California) said that it has conducted further evaluation of the patent infringement lawsuit filed against the company by Cook Medical, and of the patents asserted in the lawsuit (Medical Device Daily, Oct. 12, 2009). Based upon this evaluation, Endologix believes that the alleged infringement is without merit and the company intends to vigorously defend its position.

John McDermott, Endologix president/CEO, said, "We are pleased that our initial evaluation of these claims, which Cook Medical waited for years to assert, has already yielded support for numerous promising defenses."

Endologix makes minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders. The company's main product is the Powerlink system, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.