Gambro fails to win European patent for BiCart:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The European Patent Office has affirmed its 1994 decision not to grant Swedish company Gambro a European patent for the BiCart bicarbonate cartridge. Gambro said the decision did not affect its prospects in the market for dialysis concentrates. Its Swedish competitor, Althin Medical, stressed that the ruling eliminated any uncertainty regarding sales of its powder concentrate system, Altracart II, which was launched a year ago.