A Scottish court has upheld Washington-based Verathon's European patent for the GlideScope video laryngoscope.
During recent court proceedings against Aircraft Medical, a Scottish firm that produces the McGrath laryngoscope, Lord Hodge of the Scottish Court of Session recognized the validity of the GlideScope patent.
Introduced in 2001, the GlideScope video laryngoscope provides a view enabling quick intubation.
Designed for 1st Pass Success, the brand incorporates models for patients ranging from preterm/neonatal to bariatric, and offerings that span single use and reusable configurations.
Verathon, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, designs and manufactures medical devices and services in patient care to the health care community.
The company’s noninvasive BladderScan instrument is found in over 60 countries in urology and primary care practices, as well as acute and extended care facilities.
With the acquisition of Saturn Biomedical Systems in Vancouver, Canada, Verathon entered anesthesiology, critical care and emergency markets with the GlideScope video laryngoscope brand.