Stent for increasing blood flow to ischemic tissues and a method of using the same
Patent 6660034 Issued on December 9, 2003. Estimated Expiration Date: April 30, 2021. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
An implantable stent for a vessel includes a tubular body having an inner and outer surface. The inner and outer surfaces are coated with therapeutic substances. The therapeutic substance of the inner surface, such as an angiogenic substance, can be released downstream in the lumen. The therapeutic substance of the outer surface can be applied to the inner surface of the vessel.
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