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Gregg A Jackson, Stephen D Pacetti: Polymeric stent suitable for imaging by MRI and fluoroscopy. Advanced Cardiovascular, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 1, 2003: US06585755 (401 worldwide citation)

An endovascular implant, stent or other medical device formed from a polymeric material, compounded with one or more materials to render the stent visible under both magnetic resonance imaging and x-ray based fluoroscopy procedures. The stent is adaptable to be placed in any body lumen and is contem ...


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Stephen D Pacetti: Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Victoria Nicholson, Cameron K Kerrigan, June 22, 2004: US06753071 (329 worldwide citation)

A membrane that reduces the rate at which a therapeutic substance is released from an implantable medical device, such as a stent, is disclosed.


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Stephen D Pacetti, Syed F A Hossainy: Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, December 16, 2003: US06663662 (314 worldwide citation)

A diffusion barrier for an implantable device, such as a stent, carrying a therapeutic or bioactive substance is disclosed. The diffusion barrier reduces the rate at which the therapeutic or bioactive substance is released from the device. The diffusion barrier can be made from a polymeric material ...


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Syed F A Hossainy, Stephen D Pacetti, Keith E Fong, Vinayak Bhat, Deborra Sanders Millare, Judy A Guruwaiya, Daryush Mirzaee, Evgenia Mandrusov: Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Cameron K Kerrigan, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, September 14, 2004: US06790228 (262 worldwide citation)

Coatings for implantable devices or endoluminal prosthesis, such as stents, are provided, including a method of forming the coatings. The coatings can be used for the delivery of an active ingredient or a combination of active ingredients.


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Stephen D Pacetti: Apparatus and method for coating implantable devices. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, June 1, 2004: US06743462 (234 worldwide citation)

A method of forming a coating for an implantable medical device, such as a stent, is provided which includes applying a composition to the device in an environment having a selected pressure. An apparatus is also provided for coating the devices. The apparatus comprises a chamber for housing the dev ...


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