Endoprosthesis

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8052745

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20090076588A1

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11854966

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In embodiments a stent includes a stent body and a wire-form carrying a drug located along the stent body.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5082

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Weber, Jan Maastricht, NL 364 9084

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OrbusNeich Medical, Inc. (2)
2004/0039,441 Drug eluting implantable medical device 117 2003
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5236413 Method and apparatus for inducing the permeation of medication into internal tissue 292 1990
5147370 Nitinol stent for hollow body conduits 548 1991
5348553 Method for promoting blood vessel healing 75 1991
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5383935 Prosthetic implant with self-generated current for early fixation in skeletal bone 87 1993
5591222 Method of manufacturing a device to dilate ducts in vivo 133 1994
5690670 Stents of enhanced biocompatibility and hemocompatibility 157 1995
5676685 Temporary stent 72 1995
5761775 Mushroom and loop material closure system for high shear strength and low peel strength applications 56 1996
5749809 Stepping and swinging exerciser 70 1997
6273908 Stents 247 1997
6231597 Apparatus and methods for selectively stenting a portion of a vessel wall 149 1999
* 6192271 Radiotherapy stent 48 1999
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6440166 Multilayer and multifunction vascular graft 39 2000
6379382 Stent having cover with drug delivery capability 132 2000
2001/0032,011 Expandable stent with array of relief cuts 62 2001
2001/0013,166 Method of manufacturing a medicated porous metal prosthesis 84 2001
6849085 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 168 2001
6589286 Eustachian tube stent 31 2001
2002/0010,505 Multilayered metal stent 54 2001
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2002/0193,869 Vascular stent having increased radiopacity and method for making same 82 2002
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2003/0088,312 Use of cladribine on a stent to prevent restenosis 50 2002
2003/0216,803 Textured and drug eluting stent-grafts 60 2003
2004/0071,861 Method of manufacturing a stent coating and a method of using the stent 211 2003
2004/0073,298 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 218 2003
2004/0126,566 Method of making structured ceramic coatings and coated devices prepared with the method 49 2003
2004/0088,041 Expandable stent with array of relief cuts 52 2003
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2008/0160,166 POLYMER COATING FOR MEDICAL DEVICES 22 2008
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2003/0100,830 Implantable or insertable medical devices visible under magnetic resonance imaging 77 2001
6887270 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation 169 2002
2002/0144,757 Stainless steel alloy with improved radiopaque characteristics 77 2002
2003/0018,380 Platinum enhanced alloy and intravascular or implantable medical devices manufactured therefrom 101 2002
2003/0077,200 Enhanced radiopaque alloy stent 90 2002
7226475 Stent with variable properties 37 2002
2003/0236,513 Implantable or insertable medical devices for controlled delivery of a therapeutic agent 74 2002
6865810 Methods of making medical devices 137 2002
6696666 Tubular cutting process and system 96 2002
2004/0004,063 Vertical stent cutting process 60 2002
7462366 Drug delivery particle 35 2002
7101391 Primarily niobium stent 54 2002
6908622 Optimized dosing for drug coated stents 79 2002
7060051 Multi-balloon catheter with hydrogel coating 108 2002
2004/0059,409 Method of applying coatings to a medical device 92 2002
6971813 Contact coating of prostheses 78 2002
6945993 Stent 39 2002
2004/0098,089 Medical devices 55 2002
6696667 Laser stent cutting 106 2002
6918869 System for administering a combination of therapies to a body lumen 88 2002
6803070 Apparatus and method for embedding nanoparticles in polymeric medical devices 58 2002
2004/0143,317 Medical devices 192 2003
7402173 Metal stent with surface layer of noble metal oxide and method of fabrication 50 2003
2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 105 2003
2004/0093,071 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 61 2003
7101394 Energetically-controlled delivery of biologically active material from an implanted medical device 70 2003
6923996 Processes for producing polymer coatings for release of therapeutic agent 44 2003
2004/0230,290 Medical devices and methods of making the same 68 2003
7011680 Stent device and method 67 2003
7011670 Segmented balloon catheter blade 30 2003
2005/0033,407 Stent designs which enable the visibility of the inside of the stent during MRI 65 2003
7052488 Implantable drug delivery device 91 2003
2005/0037,047 Medical devices comprising spray dried microparticles 100 2003
7713297 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 47 2003
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2005/0055,044 Lubricious coatings for medical device 96 2003
2005/0060,021 Medical devices 65 2003
2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 158 2003
2005/0070,990 Medical devices and methods of making same 76 2003
2004/0067,301 Medical device with porous surface for controlled drug release and method of making the same 51 2003
2005/0074,479 Using bucky paper as a therapeutic aid in medical applications 54 2003
2004/0181,276 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 49 2003
2005/0131,522 Medical devices and methods of making the same 125 2003
2004/0138,738 Disintegrating stent and method of making same 29 2003
2005/0159,805 Functional coatings and designs for medical implants 55 2004
2005/0163,954 Medical devices 77 2004
2005/0165,470 Medical devices 37 2004
2005/0165,301 Medical devices visible by magnetic resonance imaging 80 2004
7041130 Stent for controlled release of drug 104 2004
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2005/0182,478 Laser shock peening of medical devices 50 2004
2005/0192,657 Medical devices 69 2004
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2005/0208,100 Medical articles having regions with polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings for regulating drug release 100 2004
6861088 Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent 164 2004
2005/0220,853 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents from medical articles 61 2004
2004/0247,671 Solid drug formulation and device for storage and controlled delivery thereof 73 2004
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2005/0266,039 Coated medical device and method for making the same 50 2004
2005/0266,040 Medical devices composed of porous metallic materials for delivering biologically active materials 55 2004
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2006/0025,848 Medical device having a coating layer with structural elements therein and method of making the same 74 2004
7507433 Method of coating a medical device using an electrowetting process 44 2004
2006/0052,744 Method of coating a medical device using an electrowetting process, system for using the method, and device made by the method 73 2004
7344560 Medical devices and methods of making the same 33 2004
2006/0088,566 Method of controlling drug release from a coated medical device through the use of nucleating agents 60 2004
2006/0088,567 Method of manufacturing a medical device having a porous coating thereon 50 2004
2006/0100,696 Medical devices and methods of making the same 56 2004
2006/0122,694 Medical devices and methods of making the same 60 2004
2006/0129,215 Medical devices having nanostructured regions for controlled tissue biocompatibility and drug delivery 79 2004
2006/0153,729 Medical devices and methods of making the same 73 2005
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2005/0177,226 Stents, stenting systems, and related methods for agent delivery 35 2005
2005/0252,893 Laser cutting of stents and other medical devices 19 2005
2006/0230,476 Polymeric/ceramic composite materials for use in medical devices 85 2005
2006/0222,844 Medical devices including composites 57 2005
2006/0233,941 Method of coating a medical device utilizing an ion-based thin film deposition technique, a system for coating a medical device, and a medical device produced by the method 53 2005
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2005/0261,760 Medical devices and methods of making the same 88 2005
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2007/0038,176 Medical devices with machined layers for controlled communications with underlying regions 53 2005
2007/0050,009 Bioabsorbable stent 33 2005
2006/0038,027 Apparatus and method for fine bore orifice spray coating of medical devices and pre-filming atomization 68 2005
2007/0104,753 Medical device with a coating comprising an active form and an inactive form of therapeutic agent(s) 19 2005
2007/0106,363 Medical devices having particle-containing regions with diamond-like coatings 27 2005
2007/0134,288 Anti-adhesion agents for drug coatings 52 2005
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2007/0178,129 Bioabsorbable metal medical device and method of manufacture 26 2006
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2007/0191,931 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 53 2006
2007/0032,862 Medical devices 36 2006
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2007/0282,432 Implantable medical endoprostheses 30 2006
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2008/0051,881 Medical devices comprising porous layers for the release of therapeutic agents 62 2007
2008/0294,236 Endoprosthesis with Select Ceramic and Polymer Coatings 51 2007
2008/0294,246 Endoprosthesis with Select Ceramic Morphology 53 2007
2008/0004,691 MEDICAL DEVICES WITH SELECTIVE COATING 52 2007
2009/0012,599 Biodegradable Connectors 24 2007
2009/0018,639 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 47 2007
2009/0018,647 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 48 2007
2008/0160,259 MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 58 2007
2009/0030,500 Iron Ion Releasing Endoprostheses 26 2007
2009/0030,504 Medical devices comprising porous inorganic fibers for the release of therapeutic agents 54 2007
2008/0131,479 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISINTEGRATION CONTROL 25 2007
2008/0069,858 Medical devices having biodegradable polymeric regions with overlying hard, thin layers 34 2007
2008/0071,357 Controlling biodegradation of a medical instrument 22 2007
2008/0057,105 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING NANOSTRUCTURED COATING FOR MACROMOLECULE DELIVERY 22 2007
2007/0299,509 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH POROUS SURFACE FOR CONTROLLED DRUG RELEASE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME 46 2007
2008/0071,355 Medical Devices with Drug-Eluting Coating 69 2007
2008/0071,348 Medical Devices 48 2007
2008/0071,349 Medical Devices 54 2007
2008/0071,350 ENDOPROSTHESES 59 2007
2008/0071,358 ENDOPROSTHESES 62 2007
2008/0109,072 MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 23 2007
2009/0076,588 Endoprosthesis 56 2007
2008/0071,351 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH ADJUSTABLE SURFACE FEATURES 52 2007
2008/0071,352 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH BIOSTABLE INORGANIC LAYERS 50 2007
2008/0071,353 ENDOPROSTHESIS CONTAINING MAGNETIC INDUCTION PARTICLES 51 2007
2008/0082,162 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 57 2007
2008/0086,201 MAGNETIZED BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS 49 2007
2008/0183,277 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 24 2007
2008/0097,577 MEDICAL DEVICE HYDROGEN SURFACE TREATMENT BY ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION 51 2007
2008/0147,177 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH COATINGS 59 2007
2008/0145,400 Ion Bombardment of Medical Devices 47 2007
2009/0118,809 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR AND NON-POLYMER DIFFUSION LAYER 47 2007
2009/0118,812 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 47 2007
2009/0118,813 NANO-PATTERNED IMPLANT SURFACES 48 2007
2009/0118,814 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 47 2007
2009/0118,815 STENT 50 2007
2009/0118,818 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH COATING 46 2007
2009/0118,820 DEFORMABLE UNDERLAYER FOR STENT 46 2007
2009/0118,821 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR AND NON-POLYMER DIFFUSION LAYER 49 2007
2009/0118,822 STENT WITH EMBEDDED MATERIAL 49 2007
2009/0118,823 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR 49 2007
2009/0123,521 Medical devices having coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 62 2007
2008/0113,083 Medical devices having adherent polymeric layers with depth-dependent properties 19 2007
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2008/0215,139 STENT WITH A COATING FOR DELIVERING A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 20 2007
2008/0161,906 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 25 2007
2008/0183,278 IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL ENDOPROSTHESES 32 2008
7749264 Medical devices and methods of making the same 47 2008
2008/0241,218 Coated medical devices for abluminal drug delivery 50 2008
2008/0243,231 Medical device with a porous surface for delivery of a therapeutic agent 60 2008
2009/0123,517 MEDICAL DEVICES FOR RELEASING THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 48 2008
2009/0281,613 Endoprostheses 48 2008
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2009/0306,765 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 48 2008
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2009/0076,596 STENT HAVING A COATING 22 2008
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