SANUWAVE Receives U.S. Patent for New Type of Applicators Used for Shock Wave Technology

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ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (OTCBB:SNWV) has received a patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office entitled "Extracorporeal Shock Wave Device." The claims of the patent (patent number 8,556,813) relate to a new extracorporeal applicator, which creates significant advantages for certain applications. The patent has a term extending to April 2031.

"This new patent adds to our intellectual property portfolio," commented Joseph Chiarelli, Chief Executive Officer of SANUWAVE. "This new type of applicator can be used for cardiology, endovascular, as well as other applications. Our strategy is to maximize the value of SANUWAVE's shock wave technology - to expand the technology's use into as many applications as possible via this new applicator design."

This new patent protects a special reflector geometry that will be incorporated in SANUWAVE's future applicators. The patented applicator design has its reflector opening intersecting the focal line of an ellipse at a non-perpendicular angle, whereas the existing applicators use classic reflectors that intersect the focal line of an ellipse only at a perpendicular angle. This provides significant advantages compared with existing invasive surgical procedures in that it aids in the elimination of cardiovascular occlusions and atherosclerosis, regardless of vessel dimension.

SANUWAVE has 36 patents (issued or pending) on focused shock waves in medical and non-medical applications.

About SANUWAVE Health, Inc.
SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (www.sanuwave.com) is a shock wave technology company initially focused on the development and commercialization of patented noninvasive, biological response activating devices for the repair and regeneration of skin, musculoskeletal tissue and vascular structures. SANUWAVE's portfolio of regenerative medicine products and product candidates activate biologic signaling and angiogenic responses, producing new vascularization and microcirculatory improvement, which helps restore the body's normal healing processes and regeneration. SANUWAVE applies its patented PACE technology in wound healing, orthopedic/spine, plastic/cosmetic and cardiac conditions. Its lead product candidate for the global wound care market, dermaPACE®, is CE Marked throughout Europe and has device license approval for the treatment of the skin and subcutaneous soft tissue in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In the U.S., dermaPACE is currently under the FDA's Premarket Approval (PMA) review process for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. SANUWAVE researches, designs, manufactures, markets and services its products worldwide, and believes it has demonstrated that its technology is safe and effective in stimulating healing in chronic conditions of the foot (plantar fasciitis) and the elbow (lateral epicondylitis) through its U.S. Class III PMA approved OssaTron® device, as well as stimulating bone and chronic tendonitis regeneration in the musculoskeletal environment through the utilization of its OssaTron, Evotron® and orthoPACE® devices in Europe, Asia and Asia/Pacific. In addition, there are license/partnership opportunities for SANUWAVE's shock wave technology for non-medical uses, including energy, water, food and industrial markets.

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