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A stent assembly, delivery system and method of manufacture therefor. A stent assembly includes a compact stent. A dissolvable material impregnates the stent in liquid form. In its cured, solid form, the material contains the stent in its compact form. When the stent is positioned in a vessel, the temperature and liquids in the vessel dissolve the material thereby to release the stent for positioning in a final configuration. The expansion of the stent then allows removal of the delivery system.

Title
Impregnated stent
Application Number
7/773847
Publication Number
5234457
Application Date
October 9, 1991
Publication Date
August 10, 1993
Inventor
Erik Andersen
Roskilde
DK
Agent
Pearson & Pearson
Assignee
Boston Scientific Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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