Preparation of medical devices by solid free-form fabrication methods

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PATENT NO 5490962
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08138345

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Solid free-form techniques for making medical devices for controlled release of bioactive agent and implantation and growth of Cells are described using computer aided design. Examples of SFF methods include stereo-lithography (SLA), selective laser sintering (SLS), ballistic particle manufacturing (BPM), fusion deposition modeling (FDM), and three dimensional printing (3DP). The macrostructure and porosity of the device can be manipulated by controlling printing parameters. Most importantly, these features can be designed and tailored using computer assisted design (CAD) for individual patients to optimize therapy.

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYCAMBRIDGE, MA3337

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Cima, Linda G Lexington, MA 10 1380
Cima, Michael J Lexington, MA 128 6173

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