07537781 is referenced by 12 patents and cites 21 patents.

A medical article comprising: (a) a therapeutic agent; and (b) a release region comprising (i) a polymer and (ii) a filler comprising inorganic platelet particles. Upon placement of such a medical article at a position on or within a patient, the release region regulates the rate of release of the therapeutic agent from the medical article to the patient. An example of a filler is one comprising inorganic platelet particles. Examples of medical articles include, for instance, drug delivery patches, and implantable or insertable medical devices. Also described are methods of releasing a therapeutic agent to a patient using such medical articles, and methods of making such medical articles.

Title
Polymer-filler composites for controlled delivery of therapeutic agents from medical articles
Application Number
10/777801
Publication Number
7537781 (B2)
Application Date
February 12, 2004
Publication Date
May 26, 2009
Inventor
Robert E Richard
Wrentham
MA, US
Agent
David B Bonham
Mayer & Williams PC
Assignee
Boston Scientific Scimed
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/82
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