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Dachuan Yang, Joel L Stanslaski, Lixiao Wang, Scott R Smith: Stent coating. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, July 10, 2001: US06258121 (455 worldwide citation)

A stent having a polymeric coating for controllably releasing an included active agent. The polymeric coating includes a blend of a first polymeric material, which if alone, would release the agent at a first, higher rate, and a second polymeric material, which if alone would release the agent at a ...


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Duchuan Yang, Joel Stanslaski, Lixiao Wang: Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery. SciMed Life Systems, Pennie & Edmonds, July 16, 2002: US06419692 (420 worldwide citation)

A medical device, such as a stent or balloon of a balloon catheter which includes a body portion which has an exterior surface which contacts, at least in part, a vessel wall during treatment. The body portion is expandable from a first position, wherein the body portion is sized for insertion into ...


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Paul J Buscemi, Elizabeth A Stejskal, Donald F Palme II, Lixiao Wang: Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, March 19, 1996: US05500013 (389 worldwide citation)

A stent includes a main body of a generally tubular shape for insertion into a lumen of a vessel of a living being. The tubular main body includes a substantially biodegradable matrix having collagen IV and laminin that enclose voids within the matrix. The tubular main body also includes a biodegrad ...


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Paul J Buscemi, Elizabeth A Stejskal, Donald F Palme II, Lixiao Wang: Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, June 23, 1998: US05769883 (323 worldwide citation)

A stent includes a main body of a generally tubular shape for insertion into a lumen of a vessel of a living being. The tubular main body includes a substantially biodegradable matrix having collagen IV and laminin that enclose voids within the matrix. The tubular main body also includes a biodegrad ...


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Paul J Buscemi, Elizabeth A Stejskal, Donald F Palme II, Lixiao Wang: Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent. SCIMED Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, November 7, 1995: US05464450 (282 worldwide citation)

A stent made of biodegradable material includes a drug that is released at a rate controlled by the rate of degradation of the biodegradable material. The stent includes a main body of a generally tubular shape. The main body may further include a plurality of apertures extending therethrough and a ...


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Dachuan Yang, Carmen Jacob, Lixiao Wang: Surface treatment method for stent coating. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, September 19, 2000: US06120847 (243 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for eliminating surface imperfections on a medical device having a drug release coating including a therapeutic substance in a polymeric carrier disposed on at least a portion of the medical device. The medical device is preferably a stent including wire-like members interconnec ...


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David J Sogard, Gary L Hendrickson, Lixiao Wang, Pete T Keith: Balloon catheter having nonlinear compliance curve and method of using. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, September 5, 1995: US05447497 (223 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter, having a non-linear compliance curve, made up of a dual layered balloon, one balloon being a Compliant balloon and the other balloon being a Non-Compliant balloon.


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Lixiao Wang: Balloons made from liquid crystal polymer blends. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, May 4, 2004: US06730377 (216 worldwide citation)

A portion of a medical device formed from a melt blend of a polyesterimide anhydride liquid crystal polymer and at least one other polymer.


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Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen: Block copolymer elastomer catheter balloons. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, September 17, 1996: US05556383 (214 worldwide citation)

Balloons for medical devices, particularly balloon angioplasty catheters, are made from particular block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers in which the block copolymer is made up of hard segments of a polyester or polyamide and soft segments of polyether; the polyester hard segments are polyesters ...


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Lixiao Wang, Martin R Willard, Thomas T Tran, Roger Hastings, Dale F Schmaltz, Thomas J Holman: Temporary stent. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, August 15, 1995: US05441516 (175 worldwide citation)

Apparatus including a spiral coil body as a stent for temporarily supporting a body vessel internally, the spiral coil body being adjustable in diameter by relative rotation of at least one of the ends of the body from a proximal location.