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A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a therapeutic substance and then overcoating the therapeutic substance with a porous polymer. The inclusion of a porous polymer in intimate contact with a drug on the stent allows the drug to be retained on the stent during expansion of the stent and also controls the administration of drug following implantation. The adhesion of the coating and the rate at which the drug is delivered can be controlled by the selection of an appropriate bioabsorbable or biostable polymer.

Title
Intravascular stent and method
Application Number
52878
Publication Number
5624411
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
April 29, 1997
Inventor
Ronald J Tuch
Plymouth
MN, US
Agent
Harold R Patton
Daniel W Latham
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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