Tetrous, Inc.

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Tetrous, Inc.
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TETROUS, INC. ANNOUNCES ISSUE OF AN ADDITIONAL U.S. PATENT RELATED TO ENFIX™ DEMINERALIZED BONE FIBER IMPLANTS FOR SPORTS MEDICINE SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 2023 – Tetrous, Inc., a regenerative medicine company, today announced that another patent (U.S. Patent Number 11,759,548) specifically related to the EnFix family of demineralized cortical bone fiber implants and their method of manufacture has been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

EnFix RC™, the first product in the EnFix family, is a procedure-specific implant for rotator cuff repair. It is currently available in the United States and Australia.  EnFix RC changes the paradigm in rotator cuff surgery by enhancing healing at the tendon to bone interface, i.e., at the enthesis, where failure often occurs. The 100% demineralized bone fiber (DBF) implants provide osteoinductivity and osteoconductivity in a unique graft, while FormLok™ technology imparts shape retention to the device, even when immersed in liquid, as is typical in arthroscopic surgery. The enhanced biologic repair at the interface between tendon and bone is a significant advancement.  Optimal biologic performance is provided in an implant that has minimal disruption to the current surgical technique.

EnFix RC™

The newly issued patent, titled “Demineralized Bone Fiber Implant Compositions and Methods for Rotator Cuff and ACL Repair”, further augments Tetrous’ strong portfolio of intellectual property covering demineralized cortical bone fiber implants, bone healing, and enhancement of tendon to bone repair.  “We are pleased that the U.S. Patent Office has yet again recognized the uniqueness of our technology and has granted this additional patent.”, said Andy Carter, PhD, Tetrous’ Co-Founder, Director and co-inventor on the issued patent. “Our growing intellectual property portfolio provides Tetrous a sustainable competitive advantage in the next-generation enthesis repair market”.

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About Tetrous, Inc.

Founded in 2019, Tetrous, Inc. utilizes next generation advanced technologies for enthesis repair in sports medicine applications. The first offerings in the EnFix family of products are EnFix RC and EnFix TAC for rotator cuff repair. Tetrous was conceived from technology developed for spine surgery. The Company is employing and expanding the technology for novel applications in sports medicine. Its core technology has been used in nearly 150,000 surgeries in spine applications. The demineralized bone fiber technology used in Tetrous products is licensed exclusively for use in sports medicine from TheraCell, an ISTO Biologics Company.  EnFix™, EnFix RC™ and EnFix TAC™ are trademarks of Tetrous, Inc.

For  more information visit www.tetrous.com and follow us on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/tetrous). 

About Australian Biotechnologies

Australian Biotechnologies manufactures and distributes life enhancing allograft tissue products for the Australian community. The business was founded in 2000 and is located in Frenchs Forest, New South Wales, Australia. With world class processing facilities, specially trained technical staff and strict quality procedures, the company is the first privately owned and operated tissue-processing facility in Australia. 

Bradley E. Patt, PhD

Dr. Patt is cofounder chairman of Tetrous.

Brad has over 40 years experience as an entrepreneur and executive manager. He has led several enterprises from start-up phase through rapid growth and merger and acquisitions.

Brad founded several high tech ventures since 1997. He is currently co-founder chairman and CEO of TheraCell and DermOQ. Previously he was co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Gamma Medica, Inc. Brad built Gamma to market leadership position in pre­clinical CT, PET, SPECT imaging and is inventor and developer of Molecular Breast Imaging for detecting otherwise occult breast cancer in dense­breasted women.

Brad is currently co­founder and Chairman of DermOQ, Inc., an oxygen skin care company; EVO Worldwide, Inc. and spin off Smart Breast Corp., medical diagnostic imaging systems companies; and Hyvida Brands, a functional beverage startup. He is a director of High Beauty a cannabis cosmetic company. Brad also founded and is a Director of Thrive Outside the Box, a nonprofit organization that identifies and develops areas of talent in individuals on the autistic spectrum.

Brad is an internationally recognized authority in the field of medical imaging with over one hundred scientific papers and presentations, several book chapters, and over 20 patents. He has been an invited speaker at several international conferences. He has held elected positions on the IEEE Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation Steering Committee (NMISC) and the IEEE Radiation Instrumentation Steering Committee (RISC), and was appointed to the Program Committee of the SPIE Medical applications of Penetrating Radiation, acting as Chairman of the Penetrating Radiation Work Group for 2003 and 2004. Dr. Patt is a consultant to the National Institutes of Health and the recipient of over $15 million dollars of grant awards as Principal Investigator from the National Institutes of Health, The United States Department of Energy and NASA.

Bradley E. Patt, PhD

Dr. Patt is cofounder chairman of Tetrous. Brad has over 40 years experience as an entrepreneur and executive manager. He has led several enterprises from start-up phase through rapid growth and merger and acquisitions. Brad founded several high tech ventures since 1997. He is currently co-founder chairman and CEO of TheraCell and DermOQ. Previously he was co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Gamma Medica, Inc. Brad built Gamma to market leadership position in pre­clinical CT, PET, SPECT imaging and is inventor and developer of Molecular Breast Imaging for detecting otherwise occult breast cancer in dense­breasted women. Brad is currently co­founder and Chairman of DermOQ, Inc., an oxygen skin care company; EVO Worldwide, Inc. and spin off Smart Breast Corp., medical diagnostic imaging systems companies; and Hyvida Brands, a functional beverage startup. He is a director of High Beauty a cannabis cosmetic company. Brad also founded and is a Director of Thrive Outside the Box, a nonprofit organization that identifies and develops areas of talent in individuals on the autistic spectrum. Brad is an internationally recognized authority in the field of medical imaging with over one hundred scientific papers and presentations, several book chapters, and over 20 patents. He has been an invited speaker at several international conferences. He has held elected positions on the IEEE Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation Steering Committee (NMISC) and the IEEE Radiation Instrumentation Steering Committee (RISC), and was appointed to the Program Committee of the SPIE Medical applications of Penetrating Radiation, acting as Chairman of the Penetrating Radiation Work Group for 2003 and 2004. Dr. Patt is a consultant to the National Institutes of Health and the recipient of over $15 million dollars of grant awards as Principal Investigator from the National Institutes of Health, The United States Department of Energy and NASA.