08486155 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 39 patents.

A surgical device is operable to coextrude a multilayered biocompatible tissue repair plug in situ within a lumen in a patient. The device comprises a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, a plurality of conduits extending through the shaft, a plurality of media chambers, and an actuator. At least one of the media chambers contains a suspension of at least one tissue fragment having at least one viable cell in a biocompatible carrier. The actuator is operable to cause media in each of the chambers to be urged through, and expelled from the orifice of, the conduit in communication therewith. The orifices are located at the distal end of the shaft such that media from the media chambers may be ejected into a lumen in a patient in order to form a multilayered biocompatible tissue repair plug in situ. The conduits and their orifices are all coaxially aligned.

Title
Fistula repair plug having multiple layers
Application Number
12/779536
Publication Number
8486155 (B2)
Application Date
May 13, 2010
Publication Date
July 16, 2013
Inventor
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Stephen J Balek
Springboro
OH, US
Tamara S Vetro Widenhouse
Clarksville
OH, US
Gary B McAlister
Franklin
MA, US
Agent
Frost Brown Todd
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
A61F 2/02
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