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Non-Irritating Antimicrobial Coating for Medical Implants and a Process for Preparing Same

Abstract: 

The present invention provides a process of forming an antimicrobial coating on a surface of a medical implant, the coating comprising an antimicrobially effective amount of antimicrobial metal atoms incorporated into a coating of amorphous carbonaceous material.

Patent Number: 
5,945,153
Date Of Issue: 
08/31/1999
Inventors: 

Geoffrey Dearnaley