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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 (333 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 (332 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 (275 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 (254 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 (234 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 (220 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 (213 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 (182 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 (156 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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Ann M Bauman, Ted R Farnsworth, Charles Flynn, Daniel S Gabrys, Charles F White: Composite self-cohered web materials. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Eric J Sheets, February 2, 2010: US07655288 (134 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 ...