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Implantable devices and methods for delivering drugs and other substances to locations within the body of a human or animal subject to treat or diagnose sinusitis and a variety of other disorders. The invention includes implantable substance delivery devices that comprise reservoirs and barriers that control the rate at which substances pass out of the reservoirs. The delivery devices may be advanced into the body using guidewires, catheters, ports, introducers and other access apparatus. In some embodiments the delivery devices may be loaded with one or more desired substance before their introduction into the body. In other embodiments the delivery devices are loaded and/or reloaded with a desired substance after the delivery device has been introduced into the body.

Title
Implantable device and methods for delivering drugs and other substances to treat sinusitis and other disorders
Application Number
10/912578
Publication Number
7361168 (B2)
Application Date
August 4, 2004
Publication Date
April 22, 2008
Inventor
Amrish Jayprakash Walke
Mountain View
CA, US
Julia D Vrany
Sunnyvale
CA, US
John Y Chang
Mountain View
CA, US
Joshua Makower
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins
Robert D Buyan
Assignee
Acclarent
CA, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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