US Patent No: 5,197,977

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Drug delivery collagen-impregnated synthetic vascular graft

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A collagen impregnated vascular graft including drug materials complexed with the collagen to be released slowly from the graft following implant. The graft is a porous synthetic vascular graft substrate having collagen fixed to the graft substrate and cross-linking the collagen in situ to render the porous substrate blood-tight. The drug materials complexed with the collagen fibrils may include antithrombic agents, antibacterial, antimicrobial agents, antifungal agents and the like.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4726

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Chvapil, Milos Tucson, AZ 15 974
Hoffman, Jr Harmon Wyckoff, NJ 3 670
Schankereli, Kemal Stillwater, MN 37 2171

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MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
4,842,575 Method for forming impregnated synthetic vascular grafts 127 1988
 
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