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A vascular or endoluminal stent is adapted for deployment in a vessel or tract of a patient to maintain an open lumen therein. The stent includes a biocompatible metal hollow tube constituting a base layer having a multiplicity of openings through an open-ended tubular wall thereof, the tube constituting a single member from which the entire stent is fabricated, and a thin, tightly adherent intermediate layer of noble metal overlying the entire exposed surface area of the tube including edges of the openings as well as exterior and interior surfaces and ends of the wall. A third, outermost ceramic-like layer composed of an oxide, hydroxide or nitrate of a noble metal is formed atop and in adherent relation to the intermediate layer.

Title
Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings
Application Number
59053
Publication Number
6099561
Application Date
October 20, 1998
Publication Date
August 8, 2000
Inventor
Eckhard Alt
Ottobrunn
DE
Assignee
Inflow Dynamics
DE, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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