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Polymeric implants provided with coatings of bactericidal compounds in the form of ionized atoms by a vapor process. The polymeric implants include products designed to penetrate or enter the body, such as catheters, shunts connectors and the like. Coatings of bactericidal compounds on the polymeric implants are intended to make their use safe. The coatings are formed thereon in the form of ionized atoms of the compounds by ion-beam-assisted deposition in a vacuum chamber. The vacuum chamber is provided, inter alia, with an evaporator and an ion source mounted in operative association therein, including means for rotatably mounting a plurality of polymeric implants for exposure to the evaporator and the ion source.

Title
Bactericidal coatings for implants
Application Number
780275
Publication Number
5474797
Application Date
February 10, 1994
Publication Date
December 12, 1995
Inventor
Robert S Farivar
Chestnut Hill
MA, US
John E Barry
Everett
MA, US
Eric J Tobin
Burlington
MA, US
Piran Sioshansi
Lincoln
MA, US
Agent
John V Lahive & Cockfield Bianco
Thomas J Engellenner
Assignee
Spire Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A61L 27/00
A61L 2/20
A61L 2/14
B05D 1/04
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