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US20120101593 IMPLANTABLE POLYMER FOR BONE AND VASCULAR LESIONS  
A solidifying implant composition of a polymer mixed with a bioabsorbable solvent. A method of treating a patient, by implanting the solidifying implant composition into bone, and solidifying the...
US20110224325 POLYETHYLENE CROSS-LINKED WITH AN ANTHOCYANIN  
A method for manufacturing of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) for implants, where the implants have been machined out of UHMWPE blocks or extruded rods, has anthocyanin dispersely...
US20120010599 INORGANICALLY SURFACE-MODIFIED POLYMERS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM  
In alternative embodiments, the invention provides articles of manufacture comprising biocompatible nanostructures comprising PolyEther EtherKetone (PEEK) surface-modified (surface-nanopatterned)...
US20150258241 INJECTABLE ALLOPLASTIC IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
Described herein are injectable alloplastic implant compositions that are particularly useful for soft tissue defect augmentation. The compositions include microparticles, such as...
US20150071871 BIO-SYNTHETIC MATRIX AND USES THEREOF  
A bio-synthetic matrix comprising a hydrogel which is formed by cross-linking a synthetic polymer and a bio-polymer is provided. The matrix is robust, biocompatible and non-cytotoxic and is...
US20140031450 BONE TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
The present disclosure relates to bone cement formulations that have an extended working time for use in vertebroplasty procedures and other osteoplasty procedures together with cement injectors...
US20120157565 Polymerizable Surfactants and Their Use as Device Forming Comonomers  
This invention describes the use of polymerizable surfactants as comonomers in forming ophthalmic devices such as contact lenses, intraocular lenses, corneal implants, etc.
US20120003192 HYDROGEL-FORMING COMPOSITION COMPRISING PROTEIN AND NON-PROTEIN SEGMENTS  
A hydrogel-forming composition is formed from a protein polymer derivative having a plurality of cross-linkable units depending therefrom, and a non-protein polymer derivative having a plurality...
US20120003176 HYDROGEL-FORMING COMPOSITION COMPRISING NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC SEGMENTS  
A hydrogel composition is formed from a natural polymer derivative having a plurality of cross-linkable units depending therefrom, and a synthetic polymer derivative having a plurality of...
US20140363330 METHOD OF ENHANCING SOFT TISSUE INTEGRATION AND SEAL AROUND PROSTHETIC DEVICES  
Provided herein are methods of enhancing soft tissue integration with and seal around prosthetic devices.
US20150044092 LOCAL THERMAL ACTUATION OF MATERIAL SURFACES VIA MICRO- AND NANOWIRE HEATING FOR THE PREVENTION OF CELLULAR ATTACHMENT AND BIOLOGICAL FOULING  
The invention relates in various embodiments to a composite useful as e.g. a medical implant device, and a method of treating fouling, including biofouling as may occur on an implant. The...
US20120209396 ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS HAVING GRADIENT POLYMER ALLOYS  
Orthopedic implants having a bone interface member and a water swellable IPN or semi-IPN with a stiffness, hydration, and/or compositional gradient from one side to the other and physically...
US20120114589 SWELLABLE BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERIC MATRICES AND METHODS  
The invention provides biodegradable polymeric hydrogel matrices having excellent durability and swellability. The matrices are formed from a combination of poly-α(1→4)glucopyranose macromer and a...
US20120263797 IMPLANTABLE POLYMER FOR BONE AND VASCULAR LESIONS  
A solidifying prepolymeric implant composition comprising a biocompatible prepolymer and an optional filler. One such implant composition is a polyurethane implant composition comprising an...
US20120070650 BIOMEDICAL IMPLANTS COMPRISING SURFACE-MODIFIED METAL PARTICLES AND BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS, ITS USE FOR SUPPRESSING INFLAMMATION, AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF  
Disclosed are biomedical implants comprising surface-modified metal particles and biodegradable polymers; its use for suppressing inflammation; and a method for preparing a biomedical material,...
US20110009520 DIMENSIONALLY STABLE, SHAPED ARTICLES COMPRISED OF DRIED, AGGREGATED, WATER-SWELLABLE HYDROGEL MICROSPHERES AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME  
Dimensionally stable, shaped articles comprised of dried, aggregated, water-swellable hydrogel microspheres are described. The microspheres are aggregated together without the use of a binding...
US20150045909 HIGHLY POROUS POLYVINYL HYDROGELS FOR CARTILAGE RESURFACING  
A method of making a creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough hydrogel includes the steps of preparing a first solution including polyacrylamide-co-acrylic acid and another polymer, such as...
US20150258240 LIGHT-TRIGGERED SHAPE-CHANGEABLE HYDROGELS AND THEIR USE IN OPTICAL DEVICES  
The present invention is directed to optical hydrogels, whose shape and/or refractive indices can be catalyzed by the application of light, methods of preparing the same, and optical devices and...
US20130312764 Composition For Use In Occluding A Body Duct In A Living Creature  
A composition for use in occluding a body duct, such as female sterilization or blocking the urethra, in a living creature with a plug prepared in situ from a composition of an addition curable...
US20110182990 NANOCOMPOSITE HYDROGEL AND METHOD FOR PREPARING IT, FOR INDUSTRIAL AND MEDICAL APPLICATIONS  
Nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) is employed as the cross-linker and reinforcement domain for developing nanocomposite hydrogels possessing high strength and improved diffusion property; the...
US20110301259 TEMPORAL INTRALUMINAL STENT, METHODS OF MAKING AND USING  
A biodegradable polymer stent with radiopacity and a method of making and using a stent with enhanced mechanical strength and/or controlled degradation for use in a bodily lumen is described.
US20140322294 BIODEGRADABLE COATINGS FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES  
Biodegradable coatings for implantable medical devices are disclosed.
US20140135415 ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE ARTICLES AND METHODS OF FORMING ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE ARTICLES  
The present invention generally provides implantable articles and methods of forming implantable articles from a crosslinked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (“UHMWPE”) blend stabilized...
US20110319987 MEDICAL IMPLANT  
Disclosed is a self-expanding medical implant for placement within a lumen of a patient. The implant comprises a woven or non-woven structure having a substantially tubular configuration, and is...
US20140242141 Polymeric/Inorganic Composite Materials for Use in Medical Devices  
In one aspect, the present invention provides composite coatings for implantable or insertable medical devices. These composite coatings comprise (a) an inorganic portion and (b) a polymeric...
US20110106061 BUFFERED SWELLING MEDIA FOR RADIATION STERILIZED HYDROPHILIC COATINGS  
To identify an alternative swelling medium with a hydrophilic polymer, we have observed that a swelling medium containing only 6% PEG 2000 and 0.9% NaCl failed to protect a hydrophilic coating...
US20110230590 POLYMERIC MATERIALS  
Granules or pellets comprising polymeric materials such as polyaryletherketones and ceramic materials may be prepared and used to make a variety of different parts of components for use in medical...
US20140105955 THERMOPLASTIC FLUOROPOLYMER-COATED MEDICAL DEVICES  
A medical device provided with at least a partial surface coating of a thermoplastic copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene and perfluoroalkylvinylether that is free of cross-linking monomers and curing...
US20120101185 POLYMERIC MATERIALS COMPRISING BARIUM SULPHATE  
The use of barium sulphate for increasing the impact strength of a polyaryletherketone and/or a polyarylethersulphone involves compounding the barium sulphate with the polymeric material and...
US20120041094 HIGH TEMPERATURE MELTING  
The present invention relates to methods for making wear and oxidation resistant polymeric materials by high temperature melting. The invention also provides methods of making medical implants...
US20120052292 NOVEL MEDICAL DEVICE COATINGS  
The present invention relates to coatings comprising polyethylene glycol and at least one polyphenolic polymer. In particular, the polyphenolic polymer could be selected from the group consisting...
US20150174296 COLLAGEN SCAFFOLDS, MEDICAL IMPLANTS WITH SAME AND METHODS OF USE  
The subject invention concerns non-degradable three dimensional porous collagen scaffolds and coatings. These scaffolds can be prepared around sensors for implantation into a body. A specific...
US20140073704 COLLAGEN SCAFFOLDS, MEDICAL IMPLANTS WITH SAME AND METHODS OF USE  
The subject invention concerns non-degradable three dimensional porous collagen scaffolds and coatings. These scaffolds can be prepared around sensors for implantation into a body. A specific...
US20050288387 Acrylate dental compositions with improved viscosity and storage odor  
Dental composition and methods of use are provided, the compositions comprising a multiacrylate compound, an initiator, and an alcohol, wherein no significant storage odor is detected after...
US20140179822 Thermosensitive and Crosslinkable Polymer Composite for Three-Dimensional Soft Tissue Scaffold Printing  
A hydrogel material for use in three-dimensional scaffold printing is disclosed. The material is formed from a first triblock polymer having a formula ABA and a second triblock polymer having a...
US20140178344 ACRYLAMIDE HYDROGELS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING  
Disclosed are acrylamide hydrogels prepared from derivatives of (tetrahydropyranyl)methyl- and (tetrahydrofuranyl)methyl-acrylamide, methods of making the same, and methods of wound healing or...
US20100316689 Implant Filling Material and Method  
Compositions of cross-linked polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) are disclosed that are generally in the form of an elastic, hydrophilic, water-insoluble viscous cohesive mass of material that has many...
US20110086234 NITRIC OXIDE-RELEASING COATINGS  
Provided according to embodiments of the invention are NO-releasing sol-gel coating formed from a sol precursor solution comprising a backbone alkoxysilane and a diazeniumdiolate-modified...
US20140005293 CROSSLINKED POLYMERS INCLUDING ONE OR MORE ANTIOXIDANTS, METHODS FOR MAKING SAME AND METHODS FOR SELECTING ANTIOXIDANTS  
The present disclosure is directed to polymer compositions having one or more antioxidants providing high crosslink density and improved oxidation resistance to the polymer composition and methods...
US20130035415 IN SITU BULKING COMPOSITION  
The present invention relates to a hydrated, biocompatible tissue-augmentation compound and methodology for its implantation into mammalian tissue. The tissue-augmentation compound is comprised...
US20130060216 HYDROGEL MATRIX HAVING IMPROVED ADHESIVE PROPERTIES  
The invention relates to a multi-layered wound dressing, particularly for the moist wound treatment, comprising a first layer as a wound contact layer, which contains an aqueous hydrogel matrix,...
US20110288199 Fiber-Hydrogel Composite for Tissue Replacement  
The present invention includes tailored fiber-reinforced hydrogel composites for implantation into a subject. The present invention also includes systems and methods for controlling the relative...
US20140058009 PVA-PAA Hydrogels  
The invention provides fabricated PVA-hydrogels, PVA-hydrogel-containing compositions, and methods of making the same. The invention also provides methods of implanting or administering the...
US20120258068 SCAFFOLDS FORMED FROM POLYMER-PROTEIN CONJUGATES, METHODS OF GENERATING SAME AND USES THEREOF  
Conjugates are provided herein which comprise a protein attached to at least two polymeric moieties, at least one of which exhibits reverse thermal gelation. The conjugates are suitable for being...
US20130012913 INJECTABLE CROSS-LINKED HYDROGELS FOR BIOMATERIAL APPLICATIONS  
An injectable hydrogel composition comprising: water; and poly(vinyl alcohol) chemically cross-linked with a second polymer to form a cross-linked resin, wherein the second polymer is selected...
US20110021657 HYDROPHILIC POLYURETHANE SOLUTIONS  
The present invention relates to a coating compound comprising at least one polyurethane urea terminated with a copolymerized unit of polyethylene oxide and polypropylene oxide.
US20130295081 Polyurethane Composite for Wound Healing and Methods Thereof  
The presently-disclosed subject matter includes polyurethane composites that include tissue component(s), as well as methods of making such composites and uses thereof. The polyurethane component...
US20110054622 CREEP RESISTANT, HIGHLY LUBRICIOUS, TOUGH, AND IONIC HYDROGELS INCLUDING PVA-PAAMPS HYDROGELS  
The invention provides creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough and ionic hydrogels, creep resistant, lubricious, tough ionic hydrogel-containing compositions, and methods of making the same. The...
US20110270400 PHASE TRANSITIONING HYDROGELS  
A method of forming and the resulting hydrogel composition comprising poly(vinyl alcohol) at a final concentration of about 20% (w/w) to about 65% (w/w) and polyethylene glycol at a final...
US20090149568 Biodegradable Coatings For Implantable Medical Devices  
Biodegradable coatings for implantable medical devices are disclosed.

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