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Coating for Medical Implants

Abstract: 

A medical implant for drug delivery comprising an inner layer of polymer material including a drug dispersed therein and an outer layer which may then mediate the release of the drug in a controllable manner. The outer layer may adhere and/or penetrate the underlying layer and offer a protective coating along with improved mechanical strength along with the ability to hydrate and become permeable to water and allow for drug release.

Patent Number: 
8,652,505
Date Of Issue: 
02/19/2014
Inventors: 

Xingguo Cheng; Nitin Nitin; Jorge G. Rossini; Stephen T. Wellinghoff