WOODBRIDGE, CT, July 13 — Carestream Health has filed a lawsuit against Caliper Life Sciences (NASDAQ: CALP) alleging infringement of a patent covering multimodal in vivo imaging.
In the suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Madison Division, Carestream Health alleges that Caliper’s IVIS Lumina XR system infringes Carestream Health’s U.S. Patent 7,734,325 titled, “Apparatus and Method for Multi-Modal Imaging.” This patent was filed in September 2004 and granted on June 8, 2010.
The patent relates to an imaging system where one or more immobilized small animals can be imaged in several imaging modes without moving the animal. A movable phosphor screen allows users to image the test animal using multiple modalities with a single imager: X-ray and radioisotopic with the screen—fluorescence and luminescence without—all without moving the test animal. This technology enables the generation of a single, precise image comprising images from up to four modalities.
Carestream Health claims that Caliper’s IVIS Lumina XR system, which was introduced in 2009, employs the technology claimed in Carestream Health’s patent. Carestream Health is asking the Court to preliminarily enjoin Caliper from continuing to market and sell its IVIS Lumina XR systems during the pendency of this lawsuit and, subsequently, to permanently enjoin such sales.
About Carestream Molecular ImagingCarestream Molecular Imaging group, a division of Carestream Health develops and markets high performance digital imaging systems, imaging agents, film and accessories for the life science research, specimen radiography and drug discovery/development market segments. For more information, visit mi.carestreamhealth.com or call 1-877-747-4357, express code 7. Outside of the United States, call 1-203-786-5657.
About Carestream HealthCarestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments; and x-ray film and digital x-ray products for the non-destructive testing market. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health representative or visit www.carestreamhealth.com.
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