3598127 is referenced by 80 patents and cites 6 patents.

A catheter has an inner tube of nonpermeable rubber formed with V-shaped grooves extending along its length on the outside carrying antibacterial agents permeable through polysiloxane rubber that surrounds the V-shaped grooves. The antibacterial agents are permeable through the polysiloxane rubber. Upon diffusion through the polysiloxane layer the antibacterial agents help prevent infection caused by bacteria moving up the tube toward the bladder or other organ into which the catheter tube leads.

Title
Catheter having antibacterial substance therein provided with means permitting slow release of said substance
Application Number
04/735,022
Publication Number
3598127
Application Date
June 6, 1968
Publication Date
August 10, 1971
Inventor
Wepsic James G
IPC
A61m 25/00
A61M 25/00
A61L 29/00
A61L 29/16
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