06852330 is referenced by 152 patents and cites 118 patents.

A biocompatible tissue repair stimulating implant or “scaffold” device, and methods for making and using such a device, are provided. The implant includes one or more layers of a bioabsorbable polymeric foam having pores with an open cell pore structure. A reinforcement component is also present within the implant to contribute enhanced mechanical and handling properties. The implant houses a biological component that may be released to tissue adjacent the location in which the implant is implanted to faciliate and/or expedite the healing of tissue. This biological component resides primarily within the foam component of the implant, being incorporated within pores formed within the foam.

Title
Reinforced foam implants with enhanced integrity for soft tissue repair and regeneration
Application Number
9/747488
Publication Number
6852330 (B2)
Application Date
December 21, 2000
Publication Date
February 8, 2005
Inventor
Alireza Rezania
Hillsborough
NJ, US
Izi Bruker
Wayland
MA, US
Steven M Bowman
Sherborn
MA, US
Agent
McClennen & Fish
Assignee
DePuy Mitek
MA, US
IPC
B32B 003/12
A61K 009/14
A61K 002/02
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