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Crosslinked compositions formed from water-insoluble copolymers are disclosed. These compositions are copolymers having a bioresorbable region, a hydrophilic region and at least two cross-linkable functional groups per polymer chain. Crosslinking of these polymers can be effected in solution in organic solvents or in solvent-free systems. If crosslinking occurs in a humid environment, a hydrogel will form. If crosslinking occurs in a non-humid environment, a xerogel will form which will form a hydrogel when exposed to a humid environment and the resulting crosslinked materials form hydrogels when exposed to humid environments. These hydrogels are useful as components in medical devices such as implantable prostheses. In addition, such hydrogels are useful as delivery vehicles for therapeutic agents and as scaffolding for tissue engineering applications.

Title
Bioresorbable hydrogel compositions for implantable prostheses
Application Number
9/395725
Publication Number
6316522 (B1)
Application Date
September 14, 1999
Publication Date
November 13, 2001
Inventor
D Christian Lentz
Pompton Plains
NJ, US
Gary L Loomis
Morristown
NJ, US
Agent
Hoffman & Baron
US
Assignee
Scimed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61L 27/00
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