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William R Hardwick, Robert C Thomson, Robert L Cleek, Shrikant M Mane, Alonzo D Cook: Methods and articles for regenerating living tissue. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Eric J Sheets, December 11, 2001: US06328765 (327 worldwide citation)

There are numerous medical situations involving deficiencies of living tissue and where increase of living tissue mass is desired. Methods are described wherein a configured, shell-like device that is capable of being penetrated by living cells and tissues, is implanted into the body of a mammal in ...


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Mark D Butler, Daniel F Davidson, Stanley L Mish: Method of making an implantable containment apparatus for a therapeutical device. Gore Hybrid Technologies, Eric J Sheets, June 22, 1999: US05913998 (321 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to an implantable containment apparatus made of selectively permeable material. In particular, the implantable containment apparatus is used to contain a therapeutical device, such as a drug delivery device, a cell encapsulation device, or a gene therapy device. A th ...


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William C Bruchman, Anita J Switzer: Cell excluding sheath for vascular grafts. W L Gore & Associates, Eric J Sheets, David J Johns, December 17, 1996: US05584876 (270 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a sheath for use with vascular prostheses derived from donor blood vessels, particularly mammalian blood vessels. A vascular prosthesis of the present invention employs an external sheath around a donor blood vessel. The sheath prevents access to the donor vessel ...


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Mark D Butler, Daniel F Davidson, Stanley L Mish, James W Moore III: Implantable containment apparatus for a therapeutical device and method for loading and reloading the device therein. Gore Hybrid Technologies, Eric J Sheets, December 1, 1998: US05843069 (239 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to an implantable containment apparatus made of selectively permeable material. In particular, the implantable containment apparatus is used to contain a therapeutical device, such as a drug delivery device, a cell encapsulation device, or a gene therapy device. A th ...


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Mark D Butler, Stanley L Mish: Method for loading and reloading a therapeutical device in a vascularized implantable containment apparatus. Gore Hybrid Technologies, Eric J Sheets, August 4, 1998: US05787900 (232 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to a method of loading and reloading a therapeutical device in a vascularized implantable containment apparatus made of selectively permeable material. Suitable therapeutical devices for use in the present invention include devices such as drug delivery devices, cell ...


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Paul D Drumheller: Materials and methods for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric substrates. Gore Hybrid Technologies, Eric J Sheets, April 27, 1999: US05897955 (215 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to support members having surfaces that are rendered hydrophilic for use as a substrate for the immobilization of bioactive species thereon. The hydrophilic surfaces are chemically stable on the support member. The surfaces are also chemically variable to provide a ...


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Paul D Drumheller: Materials and methods for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric substrates. Gore Hybrid Technologies, Eric J Sheets, June 22, 1999: US05914182 (208 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to support members having surfaces that are rendered hydrophilic for use as a substrate for the immobilization of bioactive species thereon. The hydrophilic surfaces are chemically stable on the support member. The surfaces are also chemically variable to provide a ...


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Paul D Drumheller: Materials and method for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric subtrates. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Eric J Sheets, February 23, 1999: US05874165 (177 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to support members having surfaces that are rendered hydrophilic for use as a substrate for the immobilization of bioactive species thereon. The hydrophilic surfaces are chemically stable on the support member. The surfaces are also chemically variable to provide a ...


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Roy Biran, Edward H Cully, Ted R Farnsworth, Charles Flynn, Philip P Off, Charles F White: Highly porous self-cohered web materials having haemostatic properties. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Eric J Sheets, February 9, 2010: US07659219 (145 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to implantable bioabsorbable non-woven self-cohered web materials having a high degree of porosity. The web materials are very supple and soft, while exhibiting proportionally increased mechanical strength in one or more directions. The web materials often possess a ...


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Alonzo D Cook, Paul D Drumheller: Materials and method for the immobilization of bioactive species onto biodegradable polymers. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Eric J Sheets, June 29, 1999: US05916585 (126 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to hydrophobic biodegradable polymeric materials having at least one surface thereof rendered more hydrophilic by attachment of at least one layer of a hydrophilic polymer thereto. The hydrophilic polymer layer is cross-linked together on the surface of the biodegra ...



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