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A system for implanting an implant and method thereof is disclosed. In general overview, the system includes an implant, an envelope enclosing the implant, a delivery assembly and an attachment piece for attaching the envelope or implant to the delivery assembly. The envelope may include a drug coating, positioning aids, and means to ease envelope removal. In one embodiment, the delivery assembly is employed for implant and/or envelope delivery inside the patient's body. In another embodiment, the delivery assembly and an attachment piece are employed to deliver the implant or the envelope inside the patient's body.

Title
System for implanting an implant and method thereof
Application Number
10/93371
Publication Number
6991597 (B2)
Application Date
March 7, 2002
Publication Date
January 31, 2006
Inventor
Jozef Slanda
Milford
MA, US
Jianmin Li
Lexington
MA, US
Barry N Gellman
N. Easton
MA, US
Agent
Fish & Neave IP Group Ropes & Gray
Assignee
Boston Scientific SciMed
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/02
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