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Conceptus suit

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

In a lawsuit filed in Northern California federal court, the maker of the Essure non-incisional permanent birth control device alleges Hologic's Adiana permanent contraception system violates several patents held by Conceptus. The firm is seeking an injunction prohibiting Hologic from selling Adiana in the U.S., Conceptus says May 22. Adiana was deemed "approvable" by FDA in March, pending inspection of Hologic's Costa Rican facility. An FDA advisory panel voted to recommend approval of the product in late 2007 (1"The Gray Sheet" Dec. 17, 2007, p. 3). In 2002, Essure became the first permanent birth control device approved by FDA as an alternative to tubal ligation

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