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A polymeric tube is positioned on a polymeric mandrel and then laser cut to form an implantable medical device, such as a stent. The method reduces contamination of the inner surface of the stent, which would be caused if conventional glass or metal mandrels are used, while simultaneously reducing damage to the inner surface of the stent due to the shielding effect of the polymeric mandrel.

Title
Method of manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device
Application Number
11/157145
Publication Number
7622070 (B2)
Application Date
June 20, 2005
Publication Date
November 24, 2009
Inventor
Klaus Kleine
Los Gatos
CA, US
David C Gale
San Jose
CA, US
Svava Maria Atladottir
Burlingame
CA, US
Agent
Squire Sanders & Dempsey
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
B26D 7/01
B26D 3/10
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