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Richard J Whitbourne, Xianping Zhang: Adherent, flexible hydrogel and medicated coatings. STS Biopolymers, Michael A Venable Gollin, August 29, 2000: US06110483 (360 worldwide citation)

The adherent coating of the invention comprises a stabilizing polymer together with an active agent (a hydrophilic polymer and/or a bioactive agent) in a layer bonded to the surface of a medical device. This invention encompasses the coating liquids used for coating medical devices, methods of coati ...


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Richard J Whitbourne: Bonding layers for medical device surface coatings. STS Biopolymers, Michael A Venable Gollin, December 7, 1999: US05997517 (359 worldwide citation)

A medical device is coated with a thin coherent bond coat of acrylics, epoxies, acetals, ethylene copolymers, vinyl polymers, polymers containing hydroxyl, amine, carboxyl, amide, or other reactive groups, and copolymers thereof. Outer layers may be applied and remain adherent to the substrate in wa ...


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Richard J Whitbourne: Bonding layers for medical device surface coatings. STS Biopolymers, Michael A Gollin, Venable, October 23, 2001: US06306176 (301 worldwide citation)

The medical device is coated with a thin coherent bond coat of acrylics, epoxies, acetals, ethylene copolymers, vinyl polymers containing hydroxyl, amine, carboxyl, amide or other reactive groups, and copolymers thereof. Outer layers may be applied and remain adherent to the substrate in water for a ...


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Michael R Violante, Richard J Whitbourne, John F Lanzafame, Margaret Lydon: Echogenic coatings. STS Biopolymers, Michael A Venable Gollin, August 22, 2000: US06106473 (230 worldwide citation)

Coatings to enhance the echogenicity of materials are especially useful for medical devices wherein the practitioner desires to locate or visualize a device by ultrasonic imaging when the device is inserted into a body cavity. These coatings can be applied to any device of virtually any composition. ...


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Richard J Whitbourne, Margaret A Mangan: Coating compositions comprising pharmaceutical agents. STS Biopolymers, Michael A Gollin, June 11, 1996: US05525348 (99 worldwide citation)

Anti-thrombogenic, and/or anti-microbial and/or pharmaceutical compositions containing heparin and/or antibiotics and/or other pharmaceutical agents which may be reacted with quaternary ammonium components or other ionic surfactants and bound with water-insoluble polymers are disclosed. Such composi ...


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Guo Bin Wang, Xianping Zhang: Graft polymerization of substrate surfaces. STS Biopolymers, Kenyon & Kenyon, March 19, 2002: US06358557 (89 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a method of coating a substrate, comprising exposing a substrate to an initiator capable of initiating a graft polymerization reaction on the substrate, to generate reactive radical sites on the surface of the substrate; contacting the substrate with a composition comprising o ...


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Xianping Zhang, Richard J Whitbourne: Hydrophilic coatings with hydrating agents. STS Biopolymers, Spencer & Frank, September 1, 1998: US05800412 (73 worldwide citation)

According to the invention, hydrating agents in ultrafine form may be incorporated in an organic coating solution with a uniform distribution that does not change due to settling. In preferred embodiments, the coating solution comprises salt dissolved in an appropriate organic solvent blend. In anot ...


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Violante Michael R Ph D, Whitbourne Richard J, Lanzafame John R, Lydon Margaret: Echogenic coating containing gaseous spaces for ultrasonography. Sts Biopolymers, September 15, 1999: EP0941128-A1 (48 worldwide citation)

Coatings to enhance the echogenicity of materials are especially useful for medical devices wherein the practitioner desires to locate or visualize a device by ultrasonic imaging when the device is inserted into a body cavity. These coatings can be applied to any device of virtually any composition. ...


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Michael R Violante, Richard J Whitbourne, John F Lanzafame, Margaret Lydon: Echogenic coatings. STS Biopolymers, Michael A Gollin, Venable, August 26, 2003: US06610016 (26 worldwide citation)

Coatings to enhance the echogenicity of materials are especially useful for medical devices wherein the practitioner desires to locate or visualize a device by ultrasonic imaging when the device is inserted into a body cavity. These coatings can be applied to any device of virtually any composition. ...


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Richard J Whitbourne, Xianping Zhang: Anti-infective covering for percutaneous and vascular access device and coating method. STS Biopolymers, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 9, 2002: US06368611 (26 worldwide citation)

A part that can be introduced and/or implanted in the body, in body parts, or in body cavities, made of nonmetallic material or having a nonmetallic surface is designed such that infections associated with the use of parts of this type are reduced or entirely eliminated. This is achieved due to the ...