Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Coating for Medical Implants: 8,652,505


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.

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