STENT DELIVERY CATHETER WITH IMPROVED STENT RETENTION AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

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13963333

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A stent delivery catheter system having a catheter with stent releasably mounted on a stent retention portion of the catheter for delivery and deployment within a patient's body lumen, and a method of mounting the stent on the stent retention portion of the catheter. The method generally includes exposing the stent retention portion and/or the stent to a solvent, the solvent being in the vapor phase. The vapor phase solvent typically softens the stent retention portion of the catheter, and/or, in one embodiment in which the stent has a coating on the stent body, the vapor phase solvent softens the stent coating. In a presently preferred embodiment, the stent polymeric coating has a therapeutic agent, and the method of the invention prevents or inhibits disadvantageously affecting the therapeutic agent coating during mounting of the stent on the catheter.

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ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INCSANTA CLARA CA

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Limon, Tim A Cupertino, US 2 1
Pacetti, Stephen D San Jose, US 344 10928
Roorda, Wouter Palo Alto, US 15 471

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