US Patent No: 6,613,077

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Stent with controlled expansion

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Abstract

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An intraluminal prosthesis composed of a self-expandable stent and a biodegradable constraining element being capable of biodegrading in vivo over a predetermined period of time to permit radial expansion of the stent. The constraining elements are applied to the stent to produce a compressed configuration. Dissolution of the constraining elements in vivo allows for expansion of the stent to an expanded configuration.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5055

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gilligan, Sean Galway, IR 9 523
O'Brien, Barry Galway, IR 24 721

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UNIVERSITE PARIS 13 (1)
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