US Patent No: 8,187,620

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

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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, MN4566

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Chandrasekaran, Chandru Mercer Island, WA 15 289
Radhakrishnan, Rajesh Brampton, CA 72 281

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5,837,313 Drug release stent coating process 707 1996
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5,824,045 Vascular and endoluminal stents 224 1996
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5,922,021 Intravascular stent 256 1997
5,879,697 Drug-releasing coatings for medical devices 211 1997
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6,099,561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 316 1998
6,159,142 Stent with radioactive coating for treating blood vessels to prevent restenosis 91 1998
6,419,692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 367 1999
6,245,104 Method of fabricating a biocompatible stent 111 1999
6,249,952 Method for manufacturing an expandable stent 108 1999
6,231,600 Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices 384 1999
6,217,607 Premounted stent delivery system for small vessels 62 1999
6,652,582 Bioabsorbable endoprosthesis having porosity for by-product collection 85 1999
6,253,443 Method of forming a stent 197 1999
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6,368,658 Coating medical devices using air suspension 275 2000
6,726,712 Prosthesis deployment device with translucent distal end 151 2000
6,284,305 Drug coating with topcoat 279 2000
6,387,121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 212 2000
6,478,815 Vascular and endoluminal stents 103 2000
6,491,666 Microfabricated devices for the delivery of molecules into a carrier fluid 230 2000
6,517,888 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 177 2000
6,545,097 Drug delivery compositions and medical devices containing block copolymer 255 2000
6,398,806 Monolayer modification to gold coated stents to reduce adsorption of protein 60 2000
6,752,829 Stent with channel(s) for containing and delivering a biologically active material and method for manufacturing the same 103 2001
6,767,360 Vascular stent with composite structure for magnetic reasonance imaging capabilities 76 2001
6,607,598 Device for protecting medical devices during a coating process 77 2001
6,783,543 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 132 2001
2001/0029,660 Stent drug delivery system 79 2001
6,939,320 Localized delivery of drug agents 100 2001
6,676,987 Coating a medical appliance with a bubble jet printing head 116 2001
6,620,194 Drug coating with topcoat 69 2001
6,669,980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 187 2001
6,764,709 Method for making and measuring a coating on the surface of a medical device using an ultraviolet laser 58 2001
6,807,440 Ceramic reinforcement members for MRI devices 47 2001
7,014,654 Stent designed for the delivery of therapeutic substance or other agents 47 2001
2003/0153,971 Metal reinforced biodegradable intraluminal stents 87 2002
2002/0144,757 Stainless steel alloy with improved radiopaque characteristics 68 2002
2003/0018,380 Platinum enhanced alloy and intravascular or implantable medical devices manufactured therefrom 86 2002
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7,101,391 Primarily niobium stent 52 2002
6,908,622 Optimized dosing for drug coated stents 73 2002
7,060,051 Multi-balloon catheter with hydrogel coating 88 2002
2004/0059,409 Method of applying coatings to a medical device 79 2002
6,971,813 Contact coating of prostheses 75 2002
2004/0098,089 Medical devices 54 2002
2004/0106,987 Medical devices for delivery of therapeutic agents 88 2002
6,803,070 Apparatus and method for embedding nanoparticles in polymeric medical devices 51 2002
2004/0143,317 Medical devices 170 2003
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2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 97 2003
2004/0093,071 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 58 2003
7,482,034 Expandable mask stent coating method 34 2003
7,101,394 Energetically-controlled delivery of biologically active material from an implanted medical device 55 2003
2004/0230,290 Medical devices and methods of making the same 64 2003
2004/0234,748 Electrostatic coating of a device 54 2003
7,011,680 Stent device and method 64 2003
2004/0225,347 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 30 2003
7,052,488 Implantable drug delivery device 84 2003
2005/0037,047 Medical devices comprising spray dried microparticles 92 2003
7,713,297 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 46 2003
2004/0039,438 Vascular and endoluminal stents with multi-layer coating including porous radiopaque layer 75 2003
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2005/0070,990 Medical devices and methods of making same 67 2003
2004/0067,301 Medical device with porous surface for controlled drug release and method of making the same 50 2003
2005/0074,479 Using bucky paper as a therapeutic aid in medical applications 48 2003
2005/0087,520 Method and apparatus for selective ablation of coatings from medical devices 53 2003
7,435,256 Method and apparatus for controlled delivery of active substance 26 2003
2004/0181,276 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 48 2003
2005/0131,522 Medical devices and methods of making the same 110 2003
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2005/0159,805 Functional coatings and designs for medical implants 51 2004
2005/0163,954 Medical devices 66 2004
7,041,130 Stent for controlled release of drug 91 2004
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2005/0182,478 Laser shock peening of medical devices 47 2004
2005/0192,657 Medical devices 64 2004
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2005/0203,606 Stent system for preventing restenosis 57 2004
2005/0208,100 Medical articles having regions with polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings for regulating drug release 90 2004
6,861,088 Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent 151 2004
2005/0220,853 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents from medical articles 57 2004
2004/0247,671 Solid drug formulation and device for storage and controlled delivery thereof 71 2004
2005/0266,039 Coated medical device and method for making the same 48 2004
2005/0266,040 Medical devices composed of porous metallic materials for delivering biologically active materials 52 2004
2006/0025,848 Medical device having a coating layer with structural elements therein and method of making the same 62 2004
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2006/0052,744 Method of coating a medical device using an electrowetting process, system for using the method, and device made by the method 64 2004
2006/0079,863 Medical devices coated with diamond-like carbon 34 2004
2005/0110,214 Composite stent with inner and outer stent elements and method of using the same 37 2004
2006/0088,566 Method of controlling drug release from a coated medical device through the use of nucleating agents 55 2004
2006/0088,567 Method of manufacturing a medical device having a porous coating thereon 48 2004
2006/0093,643 Medical device for delivering therapeutic agents over different time periods 53 2004
2006/0095,123 Stent for delivering a therapeutic agent having increased body tissue contact surface 33 2004
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2006/0127,443 Medical devices having vapor deposited nanoporous coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 70 2004
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2006/0276,910 Endoprostheses 30 2005
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2006/0038,027 Apparatus and method for fine bore orifice spray coating of medical devices and pre-filming atomization 65 2005
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2008/0071,349 Medical Devices 51 2007
2008/0071,350 ENDOPROSTHESES 54 2007
2008/0071,358 ENDOPROSTHESES 53 2007
2009/0076,588 Endoprosthesis 51 2007
2008/0071,351 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH ADJUSTABLE SURFACE FEATURES 49 2007
2008/0071,352 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH BIOSTABLE INORGANIC LAYERS 49 2007
2008/0071,353 ENDOPROSTHESIS CONTAINING MAGNETIC INDUCTION PARTICLES 47 2007
2008/0086,201 MAGNETIZED BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS 47 2007
2009/0076,595 Medical devices having bioerodable layers for the release of therapeutic agents 39 2007
2008/0097,577 MEDICAL DEVICE HYDROGEN SURFACE TREATMENT BY ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION 49 2007
2008/0147,177 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH COATINGS 57 2007
2008/0145,400 Ion Bombardment of Medical Devices 46 2007
2009/0118,809 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR AND NON-POLYMER DIFFUSION LAYER 46 2007
2009/0118,812 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 46 2007
2009/0118,813 NANO-PATTERNED IMPLANT SURFACES 45 2007
2009/0118,814 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 46 2007
2009/0118,815 STENT 46 2007
2009/0118,818 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH COATING 45 2007
2009/0118,820 DEFORMABLE UNDERLAYER FOR STENT 45 2007
2009/0118,821 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR AND NON-POLYMER DIFFUSION LAYER 47 2007
2009/0118,822 STENT WITH EMBEDDED MATERIAL 47 2007
2009/0118,823 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR 48 2007
2009/0123,521 Medical devices having coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 55 2007
7,749,264 Medical devices and methods of making the same 46 2008
2008/0241,218 Coated medical devices for abluminal drug delivery 46 2008
2008/0243,231 Medical device with a porous surface for delivery of a therapeutic agent 57 2008
2009/0018,642 Methods to improve the stability of celluar adhesive proteins and peptides 26 2008
2008/0255,657 STENT WITH UNCONNECTED STENT SEGMENTS 26 2008
2009/0123,517 MEDICAL DEVICES FOR RELEASING THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 47 2008
2009/0281,613 Endoprostheses 47 2008
2009/0287,301 Coating for medical implants 46 2008
2009/0306,765 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 46 2008
2009/0012,603 IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING ADJUSTABLE PORE VOLUME AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME 27 2008
2009/0149,942 ENDOPROSTHESIS HAVING A NON-FOULING SURFACE 46 2008
2009/0028,785 MEDICAL DEVICES WITH COATINGS FOR DELIVERY OF A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 46 2008
2009/0157,172 STENTS WITH POLYMER-FREE COATINGS FOR DELIVERING A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 54 2008
2010/0030,326 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 45 2008
2009/0157,165 Degradable Endoprosthesis 47 2008
2009/0157,166 Medical Devices Having Porous Component For Controlled Diffusion 31 2008
2010/0008,970 Drug-Eluting Endoprosthesis 48 2008
2009/0192,593 Stent for Delivery a Therapeutic Agent from a Side Surface of a Stent StSrut 40 2009
2009/0202,610 Medical Implants With Polysaccharide Drug Eluting Coatings 47 2009
2009/0259,300 Medical Devices With an Interlocking Coating and Methods of Making the Same 47 2009
2009/0264,975 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING A COATING OF INORGANIC MATERIAL 31 2009
2009/0319,032 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 23 2009
2010/0028,403 MEDICAL DEVICES FOR THERAPEUTIC AGENT DELIVERY 18 2009
2010/0057,197 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING INORGANIC COATINGS FOR THERAPEUTIC AGENT DELIVERY 56 2009
2010/0070,022 LAYER BY LAYER MANUFACTURING OF A STENT 37 2009
7,922,756 Stent 18 2010
 
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5,843,089 Stent lining 197 1996
5,928,247 Stent placement device with medication dispenser and method 54 1997
6,364,856 Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release 185 1998
5,968,092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 161 1998
 
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6,475,477 Radio-opaque polymer biomaterials 105 2000
 
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2006/0178,727 Hybrid amorphous metal alloy stent 51 2006
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5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 302 1994
5,500,013 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 348 1995
5,769,883 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 320 1995
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 118 1999
6,395,325 Porous membranes 76 2000
2002/0138,136 Medical device having radio-opacification and barrier layers 82 2001
2002/0065,553 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 145 2001
6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 121 2001
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 140 2002
2004/0086,674 Laser sintering process and devices made therefrom 43 2002
2004/0098,119 Stent with smooth ends 51 2003
2006/0127,442 Use of supercritical fluids to incorporate biologically active agents into nanoporous medical articles 36 2004
2005/0278,016 Stent designed for the delivery of therapeutic substance or other agents 62 2005
2006/0264,138 Composite ePTFE/textile prosthesis 50 2006
 
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2004/0243,217 Expandable stent 93 2004
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2007/0065,418 Method and device for cellular therapy 47 2006
2007/0219,626 Stents made of biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials 49 2007
2007/0191,928 Angioplasty stents 46 2007
2008/0288,048 STENTS FOR ANGIOPLASTY 45 2007
 
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2004/0030,377 Medicated polymer-coated stent assembly 77 2003
7,244,272 Vascular prosthesis and method for production thereof 55 2005
 
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6,652,578 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 297 2001
7,018,408 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 118 2003
 
SYNECOR LLC (1)
6,932,930 Intraluminal prostheses having polymeric material with selectively modified crystallinity and methods of making same 84 2003
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
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The Kendall Company (1)
4,705,502 Suprapubic catheter with dual balloons 127 1986
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (1)
7,169,177 Bifurcated stent 37 2003
 
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5,609,629 Coated implantable medical device 707 1995
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6,530,951 Silver implantable medical device 342 1997
6,299,604 Coated implantable medical device 684 1999
6,918,927 Coated implantable medical device 182 2001
2007/0073,385 Eluting, implantable medical device 79 2006
 
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2007/0213,827 Hardened calcium phosphate cement bone implants 29 2006
 
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2006/0075,092 System and method for determining the status of users and devices from access log information 48 2004
 
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5,649,951 Zirconium oxide and zirconium nitride coated stents 140 1995
 
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4,738,740 Method of forming implantable vascular grafts 137 1985
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6,537,310 Endoluminal implantable devices and method of making same 150 2000
6,820,676 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 84 2000
6,849,085 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 135 2001
6,695,865 Embolic protection device 162 2002
6,733,513 Balloon catheter having metal balloon and method of making same 112 2002
6,936,066 Complaint implantable medical devices and methods of making same 140 2002
2003/0059,640 High strength vacuum deposited nitinol alloy films and method of making same 115 2002
2003/0074,053 Endoluminal implantable stent-grafts 54 2002
6,923,829 Implantable expandable medical devices having regions of differential mechanical properties and methods of making same 47 2002
2004/0181,252 Balloon catheter having metal balloon and method of making same 68 2003
7,235,098 Medical devices having MEMs functionality and methods of making same 50 2004
 
CINVENTION AG (1)
2006/0171,990 Drug delivery materials made by sol/gel technology 22 2006
 
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5,649,977 Metal reinforced polymer stent 504 1994
5,605,696 Drug loaded polymeric material and method of manufacture 650 1995
6,174,329 Protective coating for a stent with intermediate radiopaque coating 214 1996
5,780,807 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 375 1997
5,843,172 Porous medicated stent 399 1997
6,240,616 Method of manufacturing a medicated porous metal prosthesis 457 1997
6,287,628 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 356 1999
6,251,136 Method of layering a three-coated stent using pharmacological and polymeric agents 345 1999
6,471,721 Vascular stent having increased radiopacity and method for making same 123 1999
6,527,801 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 319 2000
6,395,326 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 482 2000
6,585,765 Implantable device having substances impregnated therein and a method of impregnating the same 268 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 491 2000
6,716,444 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 285 2000
6,805,898 Surface features of an implantable medical device 190 2000
6,506,437 Methods of coating an implantable device having depots formed in a surface thereof 362 2000
6,558,733 Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis 306 2000
6,663,664 Self-expanding stent with time variable radial force 108 2000
6,758,859 Increased drug-loading and reduced stress drug delivery device 259 2000
6,913,617 Method for creating a textured surface on an implantable medical device 68 2000
6,663,662 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 284 2000
6,790,228 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 232 2000
2001/0014,717 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 203 2000
2002/0123,801 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 191 2000
6,635,082 Radiopaque stent 91 2000
6,641,607 Double tube stent 92 2000
2002/0087,123 Adhesion of heparin-containing coatings to blood-contacting surfaces of medical devices 188 2001
6,544,582 Method and apparatus for coating an implantable device 256 2001
6,780,424 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 117 2001
6,673,105 Metal prosthesis coated with expandable ePTFE 79 2001
6,764,505 Variable surface area stent 308 2001
6,712,845 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 286 2001
2002/0155,212 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 235 2001
6,660,034 Stent for increasing blood flow to ischemic tissues and a method of using the same 267 2001
6,656,506 Microparticle coated medical device 207 2001
2002/0183,581 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 211 2001
6,712,844 MRI compatible stent 76 2001
2003/0004,563 Polymeric stent suitable for imaging by MRI and fluoroscopy 103 2001
6,979,346 System and method for improved stent retention 71 2001
6,753,071 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 284 2001
2003/0104,028 Rate limiting barriers for implantable devices and methods for fabrication thereof 64 2001
6,866,805 Hybrid intravascular stent 100 2001
6,616,765 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 231 2002
6,723,120 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 216 2002
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7,169,178 Stent with drug coating 75 2002
6,908,624 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 117 2002
6,725,901 Methods of manufacture of fully consolidated or porous medical devices 65 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 78 2002
7,105,018 Drug-eluting stent cover and method of use 75 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 95 2002
2004/0224,001 Stent coatings comprising hydrophilic additives 119 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 175 2003
2004/0230,293 INTRAVASCULAR STENT 92 2003
2005/0021,127 Porous glass fused onto stent for drug retention 62 2003
7,056,591 Hydrophobic biologically absorbable coatings for drug delivery devices and methods for fabricating the same 65 2003
7,247,166 Intravascular stent with extendible end rings 29 2003
7,198,675 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 65 2003
2005/0069,630 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 81 2003
6,953,560 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 72 2003
7,563,324 System and method for coating an implantable medical device 45 2003
2004/0234,737 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 52 2004
7,229,471 Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices 81 2004
2006/0136,048 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 71 2004
7,638,156 Apparatus and method for selectively coating a medical article 28 2005
2007/0148,251 Nanoparticle releasing medical devices 61 2005
2007/0003,589 Coatings for implantable medical devices containing attractants for endothelial cells 62 2006
7,416,558 Drug-eluting stent cover and method of use 47 2006
2007/0032,858 Stent with drug coating 49 2006
2007/0036,905 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 52 2006
2007/0055,349 Stent with drug coating 47 2006
2007/0055,354 Stent with drug coating 45 2006
2007/0059,435 Stent with drug coating 45 2006
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
2006/0224,234 Drug eluting structurally variable stent 70 2006
 
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2003/0130,718 Endoluminal implantable stent-grafts 73 2002
2005/0072,544 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 46 2004
2005/0131,521 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and methods of making same 45 2005
2005/0165,468 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and methods of making same 54 2005
2005/0232,968 Implantable materials having engineered surfaces and method of making same 47 2005
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