Patexia. Contest

CONTEST

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Prize
$3,000
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Winner

Sub poena

technology
Runner Up
Runner Up

Rucapillan IP

technology
Runner Up

Manisha Pulate

technology

Problem

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Patexia is looking for evidence of commercial uses of magnesium-containing compounds to prevent or inhibit thrombosis, or blood clotting within a vessel, associated with the insertion of stents.

A stent is a small cylindrical medical device used to force or hold open arteries which are blocked or collapsed. Stents are critical in the treatment of modern coronary artery disease caused by the accumulation of cholesterol and saturated fat in the arteries. An important problem with stent insertion is the possible formation of a blood clot, also known as a thrombus, when blood platelets adhere and coagulate on the stent.

The presence of magnesium ions in blood serum near the stent discourages the formation of these blood clots by reducing or inhibiting the accumulation and coagulation of blood platelets. Find sources which demonstrate this discovery in commercially available products or services. This could be in the form of a stent coating or intravenously-administered treatment, for example, using a magnesium-containing compound for the purpose of reducing the incidence of thrombosis.

Sources must clearly demonstrate use by a commercial entity in the year 2001 or later.

Questions

You will be asked the following two questions to enter the contest. The first contest entry to answer “yes” to questions 1-2 and provide a source to backup this answer will be selected as the contest winner. Patexia will ask three additional user survey questions which are optional, for informational purposes only, and will not be considered when selecting contest winners and awarding contest prizes. Can you identify...

  1. in the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany or Italy, any commercial use of a magnesium-based compound for inhibiting stent thrombosis under high shear blood flow conditions, where the subject receives the compound about 15-90 minutes before exposing the subject to a thrombogenic stimuli (e.g., implantation of a stent)?
  2. in the United States, a stent coated with a magnesium-based compound for commercial use to reduce the incidence of thrombosis in a cardiac region, where the compound is released from the stent into a body vessel to reduce the stent thrombosis under high shear blood flow conditions?
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Questions

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1Can you identify, in the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany or Italy, any commercial use of a magnesium-based compound for inhibiting stent thrombosis under high shear blood flow conditions, where the subject receives the compound about 15-90 minutes before exposing the subject to a thrombogenic stimuli (e.g., implantation of a stent)? 75
2Can you identify, in the United States, a stent coated with a magnesium-based compound for commercial use to reduce the incidence of thrombosis in a cardiac region, where the compound is released from the stent into a body vessel to reduce the stent thrombosis under high shear blood flow conditions? 25
3[user survey question] Can you provide us with more information regarding your qualifications to enter this contest? (no reference needed, simply a short list of any relevant background or qualifications) T/F
4[user survey question] Can you provide us with more information regarding the time you spent researching this contests? (no reference needed, simply an estimate of the time spent researching this particular contest) T/F
5[user survey question] Can you provide us with more information regarding the resources and databases you searched for this information? (no reference needed, simply a short list of any sources you used to research this contest) T/F

Additional Notes

Submission Notes

  • The contest will be open for six weeks beginning on May 15th 2013. The submission deadline is 11:59pm June 26th 2013.
  • If you were referred, the referral prize ($500) will be paid to the refering user from the total prize pool of $3,000.
  • All work must be prepared by a single researcher.
  • Maximum of one entry per person allowed.
  • Entries must be in English. In case you are submitting foreign references, please provide a translation of key sections.
  • Please make sure to answer all the questions and explain how we can find that in the reference.
  • If your reference has already been submitted by another researcher before you or is among the known references, it will not be considered for the contest.
  • Please use “Ask a Question” to post general questions or feedback about the contest to the community.
  • For specific questions, you can contact us directly by email at contests@patexia.com

All submissions are subject to Patexia's contest legal terms. Failure to follow these rules may lead to disqualification from the contest.

Selection Criteria and Prize Distribution

Patexia will evaluate each response to ensure each question has been satisfactorily answered. We will determine the contest winne and runners-up based first on the number of correct "yes" responses and second on the order responses were submitted. We will award 80% of the contest prize to the winning submission, and will distribute the remaining 20% among the qualifying runners-up. If the winning entry was referred by another user, a $500 referral prize will be subtracted from the 80% winner's award. Winner selection is based on community responses to Patexia's research questions and does not constitute a legal opinion on patent validity or related litigation.