08241308 is referenced by 190 patents and cites 48 patents.

The invention in certain aspects relates to a surgical fastener for fastening tissue segments having tissue surfaces. The fastener includes a first fastener member having a base and a piercing element connected to the base for piercing the tissue segments to be fastened, a second fastener member having an opening for receiving and retaining the piercing element of the first fastener member such that the tissue segments to be fastened are retained between the first and second fastening members, and means for promoting adhesion between the tissue surfaces. The invention also relates to related methods and devices for promoting adhesion of tissue segments and preventing fastener migration, especially in an endoscopic procedure for the treatment of GERD.

Title
Tissue fastening devices and processes that promote tissue adhesion
Application Number
10/345150
Publication Number
8241308 (B2)
Application Date
January 16, 2003
Publication Date
August 14, 2012
Inventor
Alan Weisenborn
Miami
FL, US
William J Shaw
Cambridge
MA, US
Jeffrey M Wendlandt
Newton
MA, US
William H Stahley
Andover
MA, US
Robert B DeVries
Northborough
MA, US
Mark L Adams
Stoughton
MA, US
Michael S McBrayer
Miami
FL, US
Juergen A Kortenbach
Miami Springs
FL, US
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner
Assignee
Boston Scientific Scimed
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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