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The present invention relates to a medical device comprising at least one tubular member having an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface of the tubular member is at least occasionally subjected to contact with at least one second surface. The tubular member therefore comprises a hydrophilic lubricious coating disposed on its inner surface to reduce the friction between the inner surface of the tubular member and the second surface which is caused by movement.

Title
Hydrophilic lubricant coatings for medical devices
Application Number
9/406987
Publication Number
6458867 (B1)
Application Date
September 28, 1999
Publication Date
October 1, 2002
Inventor
Joel R Munsinger
Albertville
MN, US
Lance A Monroe
New Hope
MN, US
Yiqun Bruce Wang
Maple Grove
MN, US
John Jianhua Chen
Plymouth
MN, US
Dachuan Yang
Plymouth
MN, US
Lixiao Wang
Maple Grove
MN, US
Agent
Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A
US
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A01N 1/00
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