05383928 is referenced by 348 patents and cites 7 patents.

This invention provides a sheath for encompassing at least a portion of a stent to locally deliver a drug to an arterial wall or lumen into which the stent has been inserted, comprising a polymer and a drug incorporated within the polymer, the polymer sheath encompassing at least a portion of the stent and a thickness to allow controlled release of the drug. Also provided is a method of preventing thrombosis and promoting and inhibiting vascular growth in a subject comprising inserting a stent encompassed by the sheath of the invention into a vessel of the subject.

Title
Stent sheath for local drug delivery
Application Number
896240
Publication Number
5383928
Application Date
August 19, 1993
Publication Date
January 24, 1995
Inventor
Laurence A Harker
Atlanta
GA, US
Spencer B King III
Atlanta
GA, US
Stephen R Hanson
Stone Mountain
GA, US
Neal A Scott
Atlanta
GA, US
Agent
Needle & Rosenberg
Assignee
Emory University
GA, US
IPC
A61F 2/04
A61F 2/06
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