05759564 is referenced by 28 patents and cites 30 patents.

An iontophoretic material is provided that uses controlled electrical current derived from two dissimilar galvanic materials to drive oligodynamic metal ions into solution to kill microorganisms on and near the material. Iontophoretic structures or material associated with a medical device are partially or completely covered with one or more covering layers that alter physical, mechanical, chemical, or biological properties of the device and/or the iontophoretic material. In addition to being partially coated or completely enveloped by iontophoretic material or structures, all or a portion of a medical device can be integrated with, impregnated by, or fabricated from an iontophoretic material.

Title
Iontophoretic material
Application Number
8/633222
Publication Number
5759564
Application Date
April 16, 1996
Publication Date
June 2, 1998
Inventor
Barry D Weitzner
Acton
MA, US
Donald Anderson
Medfield
MA, US
Frederic L Milder
Brookline
MA, US
Agent
Nutter McClennen & Fish
Assignee
Implemed
MA, US
IPC
A61N 1/30
A61F 2/02
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