07651527 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 10 patents.

A bioresorbable endoluminal prosthesis for placement in a body lumen having a stent substrate of a first metallic material that has a lower electrical potential than a standard reference electrode. The stent substrate is coated with a biodegradable polymer having a second metallic material dispersed therein, wherein the second metallic material has a higher electrical potential than the standard reference electrode. After implantation of the stent within the body lumen, the second metallic material is present in the polymeric coating in a sufficient concentration to cause galvanic corrosion of the first metallic material such that over time the stent substrate is bioresorbed.

Title
Bioresorbable stent
Application Number
11/611533
Publication Number
7651527 (B2)
Application Date
December 15, 2006
Publication Date
January 26, 2010
Inventor
Matthew Birdsall
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Jeffrey Allen
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Micheal Krivoruchko
Forestville
CA, US
Assignee
Medtronic Vascular
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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