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Devices and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic or diagnostic substances to desired locations within the bodies of human or non-human animal subjects. An implantable delivery device comprising a reservoir is initianlly attached to a deliver catheter or delivery tool and is introduced into the body and positioned at a desired site. A therapeutic or diagnostic substance is then introduced into the reservoir and the delivery catheter or deliver tool is then removed, leaving the implantable delivery device implanted within the body. The substance is then delivered from the reservoir at a rate that causes the desire diagnostic or therapeutic effect. Also provided are substance eluting stents that elute substance from a selected surface of the stent (e.g., the outer surface) but not from another surface of the stent (e.g., the inner surface).

Title
Devices and methods for delivering therapeutic substances for the treatment of sinusitis and other disorders
Application Number
11/234395
Publication Number
7410480 (B2)
Application Date
September 23, 2005
Publication Date
August 12, 2008
Inventor
Amrish Jayprakash Walke
Santa Clara
CA, US
William M Facteau
Montain View
CA, US
John Y Chang
Mountain View
CA, US
John H Morriss
Portola Valley
CA, US
Joshua Makower
Los Altos
CA, US
Hung V Ha
San Jose
CA, US
Ketan P Muni
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins
Robert D Buyan
Assignee
Acclarent
CA, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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