St Paul, Minnesota -- Medical device company St Jude Medical has won an injunction against AorTech, the Scottish company that makes the Optim urethane-silicone copolymer insulation for its next-generation Durata pacemaker leads, reports MassDevice, a local website on the medical device sector.
The injunction prevents the termination of the supply deal between the two companies, MassDevice said 8 Nov.
AorTech International had accused St Jude of breaching their contract and threatened to terminate the deal. Biomedical materials expert Aortech issued a 'Rectification Notice' to St Jude, trading as Pacesetter Inc., alleging material breaches by St Jude of its obligations under an agreement for the license and supply of AorTech's proprietary materials.
St Jude sued Glasgow-based AorTech 16 Oct in the US District Court for Central California, asking the judge to prevent AorTech from cutting off St Jude's supply of the Optim material used to make the lead insulation.
Last month AorTech filed a "rectification notice" against the St. Paul-based medical device company, accusing it of "material breaches" of their deal.