WO/2008/108987 is referenced by 26 patents.

The present invention is generally directed to implantable medical devices for delivering therapeutic agents to the body tissue of a patient and methods for making such medical devices. In particular, the present invention is directed to implantable medical devices, such as intravascular stents, having a surface that includes a plurality of cavities and a plurality of pores and a composition disposed in the pores and/or cavities, as well as, implantable medical devices, such as intravascular stents, having a surface that has a coating composition disposed on the surface, wherein the coating composition includes a plurality of cavities and a plurality of pores and another coating composition disposed in the pores and/or cavities.

Title
Medical device with a porous surface for delivery of a therapeutic agent
Application Number
PCT/US2008/002711
Publication Number
2008/108987
Application Date
February 29, 2008
Publication Date
September 12, 2008
Inventor
O Connor Tim
Malone Anthony
Mcmorrow David
Flanagan Aiden
Agent
STERN Gidon D
Assignee
O Connor Tim
Malone Anthony
Mcmorrow David
Flanagan Aiden
Boston Scientific
IPC
A61L 31/08
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