05102402 is referenced by 441 patents and cites 13 patents.

Balloon catheters are prepared to include a coating of body affecting chemicals on the exterior of the balloon. The coating releases from the balloon when the balloon is inflated into contact with the lumen to be treated. The device provides accurate placement of the dosage required at the location in need of treatment. The coating preferably includes drugs in microcapsules or microspheres. The catheters are especially useful in balloon angioplasty procedures.

Title
Releasable coatings on balloon catheters
Application Number
7/637436
Publication Number
5102402
Application Date
January 4, 1991
Publication Date
April 7, 1992
Inventor
Paul Trescony
Robbinsdale
MN, US
Michael Dror
Edina
MN, US
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
A61M 5/32
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