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Methods of manufacturing polymeric intraluminal prostheses include annealing the polymeric material to selectively modify the crystallinity thereof. Annealing may be utilized to selectively modify various properties of the polymeric material of an intraluminal prosthesis, including: selectively increasing the modulus of the polymeric material; selectively increasing the hoop strength of the intraluminal prosthesis; selectively modifying the elution rate (increase or decrease) of a pharmacological agent subsequently disposed on or within the annealed polymeric material; selectively increasing/decreasing stress in the intraluminal prosthesis; and selectively modifying the polymeric material such that it erodes at a different rate.

Title
Intraluminal prostheses having polymeric material with selectively modified crystallinity and methods of making same
Application Number
10/701101
Publication Number
6932930 (B2)
Application Date
November 4, 2003
Publication Date
August 23, 2005
Inventor
Michael S Williams
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Joseph M DeSimone
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Agent
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
Assignee
Synecor
NC, US
IPC
B29C 071/02
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