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A method of coating implantable open lattice metallic stent prosthesis is disclosed which includes sequentially applying a plurality of relatively thin outer layers of a coating composition comprising a solvent mixture of uncured polymeric silicone material and crosslinker and finely divided biologically active species, possibly of controlled average particle size, to form a coating on each stent surface. The coatings are cured in situ and the coated, cured prosthesis are sterilized in a step that includes preferred pretreatment with argon gas plasma and exposure to gamma radiation electron beam, ethylene oxide, steam.

Title
Drug release stent coating process
Application Number
424884
Publication Number
5837313
Application Date
June 13, 1996
Publication Date
November 17, 1998
Inventor
Michael N Helmus
Long Beach
CA, US
Ni Ding
Plymouth
MN, US
Agent
Pennie & Edmonds
Assignee
Schneider
MN, US
IPC
A61L 33/00
A61L 27/00
B05D 3/00
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