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US20110034993 COATED MEDICAL IMPLANTS  
Coated medical devices are disclosed. In certain embodiments of the invention, the coating materials include therapeutic agents, polymers, sugars, waxes, or fats. In certain embodiments of the...
US20090192590 EXPANDABLE STENT AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF SAME  
An expandable stent comprising a proximal end and a distal end in communication with one another and a tubular wall disposed between the proximal end and the distal end. The tubular wall has a...
US20090043379 DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF VASCULAR DISEASES  
Provided are drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of proliferative diseases, particularly vascular diseases, comprising rapamycin or a rapamycin derivative having mTOR inhibiting...
US20080275542 IMPLANTABLE DEVICES FOR THE TREATMENT OF INTERSECTING LUMENS  
The present invention provides devices and methods for fabricating and deploying an implantable device within the body. The invention is particularly suitable for delivering and deploying a stent,...
US20080175887 Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease With Anti-proliferate and Anti-inflammatory Drugs  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for treatment of respiratory disorders such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic sinusitis, including cystic...
US20080161907 Stent coated with a sustained-release drug delivery and method for use thereof  
An intraluminal medical device comprises a stent having a coating applied to at least part of an interior surface, an exterior surface, or both. The coating comprises a sustained release...
US20080077233 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOADING A BENEFICIAL AGENT INTO AN EXPANDABLE MEDICAL DEVICE  
The present invention relates to method and apparatus for dispensing a beneficial agent into an expandable medical device. The method includes the step of placing an expandable medical device on a...
US20070067026 Medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism  
An expandable tissue supporting device of the present invention employs ductile hinges at selected points in the expandable device. When expansion forces are applied to the device as a whole, the...
US20060195176 Coated implantable medical device  
Bioactive-coated medical devices are provided, including coated vascular stents. The medical device coating can include a coating layer posited over at least a portion of the medical device...
US20050177225 Medical implants and anti-scarring agents  
Implants are used in combination with an anti-scarring agent in order to inhibit scarring that may otherwise occur when the implant is placed within an animal. The agent may be any suitable...
US20050154454 Intravascular devices and fibrosis-inducing agents  
Intravascular devices (e.g., stents, stent grafts, covered stents, aneurysm coils, embolic agents and drug delivery catheters and balloons) are used in combination with fibrosing agents in order...
US20050154453 Intravascular devices and fibrosis-inducing agents  
Intravascular devices (e.g., stents, stent grafts, covered stents, aneurysm coils, embolic agents and drug delivery catheters and balloons) are used in combination with fibrosing agents in order...
US20050154445 Intravascular devices and fibrosis-inducing agents  
Intravascular devices (e.g., stents, stent grafts, covered stents, aneurysm coils, embolic agents and drug delivery catheters and balloons) are used in combination with fibrosing agents in order...
US20050149175 Intravascular devices and fibrosis-inducing agents  
Intravascular devices (e.g., stents, stent grafts, covered stents, aneurysm coils, embolic agents and drug delivery catheters and balloons) are used in combination with fibrosing agents in order...
US20050149173 Intravascular devices and fibrosis-inducing agents  
Intravascular devices (e.g., stents, stent grafts, covered stents, aneurysm coils, embolic agents and drug delivery catheters and balloons) are used in combination with fibrosing agents in order...
US20050021131 Polymeric stent and method of manufacture  
A stent formed of polymeric material, useful for the expansion of a lumen and the delivery of one or more therapeutic agents in situ is disclosed. The stent may be multi-layered, and may change...
US20130150952 TEMPORAL INTRALUMINAL STENT  
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.
US20120277852 COATING COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND COATED DEVICES  
In various embodiments, a coated device comprises: a substrate; a film coating at least part of the substrate, which film comprises a multilayer unit comprising a first layer and a second layer...
US20120239139 MEDICAL IMPLANTS CONTAINING FK506 (TACROLIMUS) METHODS OF MAKING AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF  
Implants and methods of making same are provided for treatment or prophylaxis of coronary or peripheral vascular constrictions or vascular occlusions, and particularly, stenoses or restenoses,...
US20120123514 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TREATMENT OF ARRHYTHMIAS AND OTHER MALADIES  
Devices and methods are described for treating maladies such as atrial fibrillation. The devices and methods, in some implementations, include two rings separated by a helical winding. The rings...
US20120016467 POLYMER-BASED, SUSTAINED RELEASE DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM  
Disclosed is a sustained release system that includes a polymer and a prodrug having a solubility less than about 1 mg/ml dispersed in the polymer. Advantageously, the polymer is permeable to the...
US20120004720 G-TYPE PEPTIDES AND OTHER AGENTS TO AMELIORATE ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND OTHER PATHOLOGIES  
This invention provides novel peptides, and other agents, that ameliorate one or more symptoms of atherosclerosis and/or other pathologies characterized by an inflammatory response. In certain...
US20110319976 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING STENOSIS AT AN ANASTOMOSIS SITE  
The present invention relates to treating or preventing stenosis at an anastomosis site. In one embodiment, the present invention is a stent is curved along the longitudinal axis for placement in...
US20100057197 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING INORGANIC COATINGS FOR THERAPEUTIC AGENT DELIVERY  
According to an aspect of the invention, medical devices are provided that comprise a substrate, at least one therapeutic agent disposed over or in the substrate, and at least one inorganic layer...
US20080294242 EXPANDABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH DUCTILE HINGES  
An expandable tissue supporting device of the present invention employs ductile hinges at selected points in the expandable device. When expansion forces are applied to the device as a whole, the...
US20080234798 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF MULTIPLE DISTRIBUTED STENTS  
Blood vessels and other body lumens are stented using multiple, discreet stent structures. Stent structures may be balloon expandable or self-expanding and are delivered by a delivery catheter...
US20080161908 Apparatus and Method for Delivery of Mitomycin Through an Eluting Biocompatible Implantable Medical Device  
The present invention is an apparatus and a method for delivery of mitomycin through an eluting biocompatible implantable medical device. A biocompatible drug release matrix comprises a...
US20080109071 EXPANDABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH BENEFICIAL AGENT DELIVERY MECHANISM  
An expandable tissue supporting device of the present invention employs ductile hinges at selected points in the expandable device. When expansion forces are applied to the device as a whole, the...
US20080021385 LOADING AND RELEASE OF WATER-INSOLUBLE DRUGS  
A medical device, polymer composition, and method for delivering substantially water-insoluble drugs to tissue at desired locations within the body. At least a portion of the exterior surface of...
US20070298123 ANTI-ANGIOGENIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE  
The present invention provides compositions comprising an anti-angiogenic factor, and a polymeric carrier. Representative examples of anti-angiogenic factors include Anti-Invasive Factor, Retinoic...
US20070219628 Implantable Medical Device with Drug Filled Holes  
The present invention relates to implantable medical devices for delivery of therapeutic agents, such as drugs, to a patient. More particularly, the invention relates to a device having...
US20070134290 Drug eluting implantable medical device  
A drug eluting medical device is provided for implanting into vessels or luminal structures within the body of a patient. The coated medical device, such as a stent, vascular, or synthetic graft...
US20070112417 EXPANDABLE MEDICAL DEVICE FOR DELIVERY OF BENEFICIAL AGENT  
An expandable medical device has a plurality of elongated struts joined together to form a substantially cylindrical device which is expandable from a cylinder having a first diameter to a...
US20060276878 Dealloyed nanoporous stents  
The present invention relates generally to medical devices with therapy eluting components and methods for making same. More specifically, the invention relates to implantable medical devices...
US20060276877 Dealloyed nanoporous stents  
The present invention relates generally to medical devices with therapy eluting components and methods for making same. More specifically, the invention relates to implantable medical devices...
US20060271169 Stent with nanoporous surface  
Methods for fabricating a medical device having at least one porous layer include providing a medical device having at least one alloy and removing at least one component of the alloy to form the...
US20060217798 Stent having active release reservoirs  
Devices for the controlled release of one or more drugs are provided. The devices include an implantable stent, at least two reservoirs in the stent, and a release system contained in each of the...
US20060212109 Delivery of therapeutic capable agents  
The present invention provides improved stents and other prostheses for delivering substances to vascular and other luminal and intracorporeal environments. In particular, the present invention...
US20060136050 Autologous Growth Factors to Promote Tissue In-Growth in Vascular Device  
Methods and devices for ameliorating stent graft migration and endoleak using treatment site-specific cell growth promoting compositions in combination with stent grafts are disclosed. Also...
US20060122689 Stent with channel(s) for containing and delivering a biologically active material and method for manufacturing the same  
The invention is directed to an implantable stent prosthesis comprising a sidewall and at least one channel for containing a biologically active material. A method for making such stent prosthesis...
US20060121080 Medical devices having nanoporous layers and methods for making the same  
The present invention relates generally to medical devices with therapy eluting components and methods for making same. More specifically, the invention relates to implantable medical devices...
US20060008503 Therapeutic agent delivery device with controlled therapeutic agent release rates  
The present invention relates to implantable medical devices for the localized delivery of therapeutic agents, such as drugs, to a patient. More particularly, the invention relates to a device...
US20050228477 Topographic coatings and coating methods for medical devices  
Medical devices having topographic coatings are provided. The topographic coatings have regions of high and low elevation and may be composed of polymers, metals, ceramics, proteins and other...
US20050131532 Apparatus and methods for controlled substance delivery from implanted prostheses  
The present invention provides improved stents and other prostheses for delivering substances to vascular and other luminal and intracorporeal environments. In particular, the present invention...
US20050106210 Medical device with drug  
A method of coating implantable open lattice metallic stent prosthesis is disclosed which includes sequentially applying a plurality of relatively thin outer layers of a coating composition...
US20150132357 LOW TEMPERATURE DRYING METHODS FOR FORMING DRUG-CONTAINING POLYMERIC COMPOSITIONS  
The present invention relates to a process for reducing solvent contents in drug-containing polymeric compositions. Specifically, the solvent contents in the drug-containing polymeric compositions...
US20150112425 DELIVERY OF HIGHLY LIPOPHILIC AGENTS VIA MEDICAL DEVICES  
An apparatus and system for delivering a lipophilic agent associated with a medical device including: a medical device, a first lipophilic agent capable of penetrating a body lumen, wherein the...
US20110196479 COATED IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE  
A coated implantable medical device includes a structure adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one coating layer...
US20100256746 BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS  
Provided herein is a composition comprising a poly(alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid) substantially free of acidic impurities wherein the poly(alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid) is selected from...
US20100010623 PERCUTANEOUS HEART VALVE WITH STENTLESS SUPPORT  
An implantable prosthetic valve having a stentless support structure. The valve has a tubular annular support structure with a first inflatable ring at a proximal end, a second inflatable ring at...