07709049 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 24 patents.

The present invention relates to methods, devices, and coatings, wherein active agent release is determined by deposition rate of a coating or material. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for coating a medical device, including identifying active agent elution rates for a coating composition applied to substrates at a plurality of coating deposition rates, selecting one of the coating deposition rates, and applying the coating composition to the medical device at the selected deposition rate. In an embodiment, the invention includes a combination including a medical device and a composition for coating the surface of a medical device with an active agent in a manner that permits the coated surface to release the active agent over time when implanted in vivo.

Title
Methods, devices, and coatings for controlled active agent release
Application Number
11/223811
Publication Number
7709049 (B2)
Application Date
September 9, 2005
Publication Date
May 4, 2010
Inventor
Ralph A Chappa
Prior Lake
MN, US
Agent
Pauly Devries Smith & Deffner L L C
Assignee
SurModics
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/00
B05D 7/00
A41D 19/00
A61L 33/00
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