US Patent No: 5,455,100

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Porous articles and methods for producing same

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A porous article comprising a three-dimensional network of interconnecting pores and a void volume between twenty and eighty percent. The porous article is manufactured using a specifically delineated mesh structure wherein the pore size, void volume and material properties are tightly controlled and easily varied. The resulting material is advantageously applied to several bio-medical applications, including reconstructive surgery and arterial replacement.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLCWARSAW, IN504
INTERPORE ORTHOPAEDICSIRVINE, CA1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
White, Eugene W Rossiter, PA 15 785

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