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Kyriacos A Athanasiou, Barbara D Boyan: Continuous release polymeric implant carrier. The University of Texas System, Greenlee Winner and Sullivan P C, January 11, 2000: US06013853 (189 worldwide citation)

Biodegradable, porous, polymeric implant material provides substantially continuous release of bioactive agent during in vivo use. Bioactive agent is initially released in amounts that are less than degradation rate of polymer, thereby promoting migration of cells into material. Later larger amounts ...


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Kyriacos A Athanasiou, George Constantinides, Dan R Lanctot: Tissue penetrating device and methods for using same. The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System, Robert W Strozier, March 4, 2003: US06527778 (187 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves a device for tissue, especially hard tissue, penetration device which incorporated a novel paddle-shaped needle for low friction rotatory penetration of hard tissue and a controlled delivery or extraction system for transfer of material from to device into a tissue sit ...


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Kyriacos A Athanasiou, Barbara D Boyan: Biodegradable implant. Board of Regents University of Texas System, Greenlee Winner and Sullivan P C, March 2, 1999: US05876452 (164 worldwide citation)

Biodegradable, porous, polymeric implant material provides substantially continuous release of bioactive agent during in vivo use. Bioactive agent is initially released in amounts that are less than degradation rate of polymer, thereby promoting migration of cells into material. Later larger amounts ...


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Kyriacos A Athanasiou, Barbara D Boyan: Multi-phase bioerodible implant/carrier and method of manufacturing and using same. Board of Regents University of Texas System, Greenlee and Winner, March 4, 1997: US05607474 (138 worldwide citation)

A carrier and method of manufacturing and using the same is provided for receiving supporting replenished tissue growing into a diseased or damaged area within a physiological system. The carrier can be implanted in the interface region between tissue having different mechanical properties to suppor ...


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Kyriacos A Athanasiou, George Constantinides, Dan R Lanctot: Tissue penetrating device and methods for using same. Board of Regents of the University of Texas System, Robert W Strozier, February 6, 2001: US06183442 (88 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves a device for tissue, especially hard tissue, penetration device which incorporated a novel paddle-shaped needle for low friction rotatory penetration of hard tissue and a controlled delivery or extraction system for transfer of material from to device into a tissue sit ...


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C Mauli Agrawal, Kyriacos A Athanasiou: Variable permeability bone implants, methods for their preparation and use. Board of Regents of the University of Texas System, Robert W Strozier, February 13, 2001: US06187329 (84 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves filler for treating injured tissue sites made from compositions having variable permeability to bodily fluid to reduce the flow to these fluids (bleeding) from the site of injury into the surrounding tissue. The fillers are prepared by dispersing a pore-forming agent i ...


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Chandra Mauli Agrawal, Kyriacos A Athanasiou: Method of controlling the pH in the vicinity of biodegradable implants. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Greenlee Winner and Sullivan P C, April 21, 1998: US05741329 (76 worldwide citation)

The invention discloses pH-controlling devices that comprise a biodegradable polymer and a pH-controlling substance, particularly an alkaline, acidic or buffering agent. By way of example, such alkaline agents include calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate. Methods of preparing such devices are al ...


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Kyriacos A Athanasiou, George Constantinides, Dan R Lanctot: Tissue penetrating device and methods for using same. The Board of Regents of the University of Texas Systems, Robert W Strozier, June 5, 2007: US07226450 (54 worldwide citation)

A device for tissue, especially hard tissue, penetration which incorporated a novel paddle-shaped needle for low friction rotatory penetration of the tissue. A controlled delivery or extraction system is also disclosed for the transfer of material from the device into a tissue site or transfer of ma ...


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Marc D Feldman, Stephen R Bailey, C Mauli Agrawal, Kyriacos A Athanasiou: Method and apparatus for stent deployment with enhanced delivery of bioactive agents. The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System, Robert W Strozier, July 3, 2007: US07238199 (53 worldwide citation)

A stent for use in animals including humans is disclosed which includes unprotected and protected regions, each protected regions including a bioactive or biopenetrating agent containing therein where the protected regions are protected by the unprotected regions when the stent is in its undeployed ...


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Lawrence A Lavery, C Mauli Agrawal, Kyriacos A Athanasiou, George P Constantinides, Dan R Lanctot, Ruben G Zamorano: Foot temperature and health monitoring system. Salix Medical, Jenkens & Gilchrist PC, July 27, 2004: US06767330 (39 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and method for monitoring skin temperatures at predetermined locations on the body of a human or an animal. One embodiment includes a platform with a grid including holes on which the user stands. Under the grid is a movable array of light sensors and temp ...