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The coated superelastic stent is formed from a tube of collagen having an inner structure of a micro-cable made of strands of a material exhibiting superelasticity or shape memory properties, such as nickel-titanium, and includes a strand of radiopaque material, such as platinum or gold, in order to provide a radiopaque marker during interventional therapeutic treatment or vascular surgery. The collagen tube can be loaded with a therapeutic agent for treatment of the desired site in the vasculature.

Title
Coated superelastic stent
Application Number
9/227982
Publication Number
6241691 (B1)
Application Date
January 8, 1999
Publication Date
June 5, 2001
Inventor
Peter Wilson
Foster City
CA, US
David A Ferrera
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
US
Assignee
Micrus Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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