East Hills, NY (March 15, 2007) - - Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) filed a patent infringement action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against BioQuate, Inc., based in Clearwater, Florida. The suit alleges that BioQuate is manufacturing and selling disposable aseptic connector devices that infringe on a patent on Pall's KleenpakTM Aseptic Connector. The suit seeks damages and an injunction precluding BioQuate from selling the infringing product.
Pall is a leading provider of integrated filtration solutions to the biopharmaceutical industry and has spearheaded the development of single-use technologies for biopharmaceutical processing. Pall's Kleenpak Aseptic Connector has been established as the leading aseptic connection device and is an enabling technology that improves the safety and efficiency of single-use processing.
Pall's proprietary materials and technologies along with the ability to engineer them into useful forms are the cornerstone of the Company's technical and marketing leadership. Pall Corporation vigorously protects its intellectual property rights. It respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects the same in return.
About Pall Corporation Pall Corporation is the global leader in the rapidly growing field of filtration, separation and purification. Pall is organized into two businesses: Life Sciences and Industrial. These businesses provide leading-edge products to meet the demanding needs of customers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, transfusion medicine, energy, electronics, municipal and industrial water purification, aerospace, transportation and broad industrial markets. Total revenues for fiscal year 2006 were $2.0 billion. The Company headquarters is in East Hills, New York with extensive operations throughout the world. For more information visit Pall at http://www.pall.com/.
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