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A stent includes a main body of a generally tubular shape having an exterior surface, a cambered interior surface, a leading end and a trailing end. The main body has substantially the same thickness at the leading end as at the trailing end. The stent may be made of a biodegradable material having a rate of degradation and including a drug releasable at a rate controlling the rate of degradation of the biodegradable material.

Title
Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent
Application Number
771655
Publication Number
5551954
Application Date
October 12, 1994
Publication Date
September 3, 1996
Inventor
Erin S Doyle
Minneapolis
MN, US
Elizabeth A Stejskal
St. Paul
MN, US
Paul J Buscemi
Long Lake
MN, US
Agent
Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus
Assignee
Scimed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/02
A61F 2/06
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