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Catheters including at least one component having a tissue interfacing surface characterized by a substantially nonleaching surface treatment of antimicrobial metal. The component can be a subcutaneous cuff, and the antimicrobial metal can be silver. The process for implanting the silver atoms can include dry coating the tissue interfacing surface of the catheter by way of ion beam assisted deposition. Alternatively, the silver can be introduced into the tissue interfacing surface by ion implantation.

Title
Catheter having a long-lasting antimicrobial surface treatment
Application Number
663361
Publication Number
5520664
Application Date
January 11, 1994
Publication Date
May 28, 1996
Inventor
Piran Sioshansi
Lincoln
MA, US
John E Barry
Malden
MA, US
Raymond J Bricault Jr
West Boylston
MA, US
Agent
John V Lahive & Cockfield Bianco
Thomas J Engellenner
Assignee
Spire Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A61M 5/32
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