Microbot acquires to strengthen patent portfolio

Massachusetts-based Microbot Medical Inc. said it entered into an agreement to acquire a novel patent-protected technology from CardioSert Ltd., a privately-held medical device company based in Israel.

Microbot Medical is a medical device company specializing in the design and development of transformational micro-robotic medical technologies.

“The acquisition is expected to close within 90 days, at which time, with the addition of CadioSerts’ issued U.S. patent and three patent applications pending worldwide, Microbot would have a patent portfolio of 25 issued/allowed patents and 15 patent applications pending worldwide … ” said Microbot Medical.

“Under the terms of the transaction and following the closing, CardioSert will transfer ownership of its innovative technology (including R&D information, technical know-how and intellectual property) to the company in exchange for 100,000 restricted shares of Microbot’s common stock, cash payments totaling $300,000 (including $50,000 paid at signing), the potential for future milestone payments based on development progress and regulatory approvals, as well as royalties from future sales related to the technology.”

Microbot CEO Harel Gadot said: “CardioSert’s technology brings novel and unique capabilities, such as steering and adjustable stiffness, to guidewires which are being used in almost every surgical space today –  cardiovascular, peripheral intervention, neurosurgery and urology, just to name a few.

“The integration of CardioSert’s technology with Microbot’s existing robotic capabilities is yet another milestone in achieving our vision to develop micro-robotic medical technologies, utilizing the natural and artificial lumens in the human body, such as blood vessels and shunts.

“This exciting transaction is also consistent with our strategy to acquire assets that expand and enhance our intellectual property portfolio, strengthen our differentiation and barriers of entry and allow us to enter adjacent medical spaces and applications …”