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A coating composition for use in coating implantable medical devices to improve their ability to release bioactive agents in vivo. The coating composition is particularly adapted for use with devices that undergo significant flexion and/or expansion in the course of their delivery and/or use, such as stents and catheters. The composition includes the bioactive agent in combination with a mixture of a first polymer component such as poly(butyl methacrylate) and a second polymer component such as poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate).

Title
Bioactive agent release coating
Application Number
9/989033
Publication Number
6890583 (B2)
Application Date
November 21, 2001
Publication Date
May 10, 2005
Inventor
Timothy M Kloke
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Ralph A Chappa
Prior Lake
MN, US
Aron B Anderson
Minnetonka
MN, US
Stephen J Chudzik
St. Paul
MN, US
Agent
Fredrikson & Byron P A
Assignee
SurModics
MN, US
IPC
A61L 027/00
B05D 001/00
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