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Kathleen M Miller, Gregory T Sydney, Kurt Geitz, Peter L Dayton, Ronald A Sahatjian: Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation. Boston Scientific SciMed, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, David B Bonham Esq, May 3, 2005: US06887270 (191 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are implantable or insertable medical devices that provide resistance to microbial growth on and in the environment of the device and resistance to microbial adhesion and biofilm formation on the device. In particular, the invention discloses implantable or insertable medical devices that ...


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Syed F A Hossainy, Yiwen Tang, Andrew C Tung, Stephen D Pacetti: Method for fabricating a coating for a medical device. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, August 9, 2005: US06926919 (78 worldwide citation)

Methods for fabricating coatings for implantable medical devices are disclosed. The coatings include blends of hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymers. The methods provide for treatment of the coatings to cause enrichment a region close to the outer surface of the coating with the hydrophilic polymers.


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Jay F K├╝nzler, Joseph A McGee, Joseph C Salamone, David E Seelye: Surface treatment of medical device. Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, John E Thomas, October 25, 2005: US06958169 (4 worldwide citation)

A method for improving the wettability of a medical device involves: (a) providing a medical device formed from a monomer mixture comprising a hydrophilic device-forming monomer including a copolymerizable group and an electron donating moiety, and a second device-forming monomer including a copolym ...


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Mehta Deepak B, Corbo Michael: Process for coating stents and other medical devices using super-critical carbon dioxide. Ortho Mcneil Pharmaceutical, October 11, 2007: TWI288006

This invention provides an improved process for coating medical and surgical devices and the like using super-critical fluids.