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The present invention is a method and device, which is suitable for use in an operating theater just prior to implantation, for selectively applying a medical coating to an implantable medical device, for example a stent. Disclosed is a device for use with a stent deployed on a catheter balloon. The device is configured to apply a medical coating of a desired thickness to the surface of a stent only. This is done by use of a drop-on-demand ink-jet printing system in association with an optical scanning device. The device is further configured so as to, if necessary, apply a plurality of layered coats, each layered coat being of a different coating material, and if appropriate, different thickness. The section of the housing in which the stent is held during the coating procedure is detachable from the housing base. The detachable housing section may be easily cleaned and re-sterilized or simply disposed of.

Title
Stent coating device
Application Number
10/136295
Publication Number
6645547 (B1)
Application Date
May 2, 2002
Publication Date
November 11, 2003
Inventor
Ascher Shmulewitz
Tel Aviv
US
Avraham Shekalim
Nesher
US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
US
Assignee
Labcoat
US
IPC
B05D 1/26
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