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Anti-Calcification Treatments for Heart Valves and Vascular Grafts

Abstract: 

The present invention provides processes for fixation of biological tissue and/or post-fixation treatment of such tissue that result in modified tissues with reduced susceptibility to in vitro calcification when used in prosthetic devices. The invention also relates to calcification resistant biological tissue and to methods of using such tissue.

Patent Number: 
7,422,607
Date Of Issue: 
09/09/2008
Inventors: 

Henry W. Oviatt; Neal K. Vail