Medical devices comprising a porous metal oxide or metal material and a polymer coating for delivering therapeutic agents

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8187620

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20070224116A1

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11390799

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The invention relates generally to a medical device, such as an intravascular stent, for delivering a therapeutic agent to the body tissue of a patient, and a method for making such a medical device. More particularly, the invention pertains to a medical device having a metal oxide or metal material with a plurality of pores therein disposed on the surface of the medical device and a polymer disposed on the metal oxide or metal material. The invention also relates to medical devices having a surface and an outer region comprising a metal oxide or metal material having a plurality of pores therein and a polymer disposed on the metal oxide or metal material.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5082

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Chandrasekaran, Chandru Mercer Island, US 10 338
Radhakrishnan, Rajesh Bothell, US 63 362

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