Method of fabricating an implantable medical device with biaxially oriented polymers

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Methods and systems for manufacturing an implantable medical device, such as a stent, from a tube with desirable mechanical properties, such as improved circumferential strength and rigidity, are described herein. Improved circumferential strength and rigidity may be obtained by inducing molecular orientation in materials for use in manufacturing an implantable medical device. Some embodiments may include inducing molecular orientation by expansion of a molten annular polymer film. Other embodiments may include inducing circumferential molecular orientation by inducing circumferential flow in a molten polymer. In certain embodiments, circumferential orientation may be induced by expansion of a polymer tube. Further embodiments may include manufacturing an implantable medical device from a biaxially oriented planar polymer film.

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Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.SANTA CLARA, CA1368

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Amin, Suresh Temecula, CA 3 47
Gale, David C San Jose, CA 185 2853
Guardiano, John Menlfee, CA 3 47
Huang, Bin Pleasanton, CA 199 2220
Kaufman, Richard Los Gatos, CA 7 76
Kennedy, Jim Murrieta, CA 8 84
Schaible, Stephen Anaheim, CA 8 63

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