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|US 20060233850, WO 2006113407|
A composition comprising an alginate and a gelatin that is useful as a bioscaffold for the infarct region of a heart or as a coating on a biomedical device (e.g., stent or pacemaker lead).
|Advanced Cardiovascular System (Santa Clara, CA, USA), Michal ET||Claude C, Kwok C, Liao S, Michal ET, Michal G, Qu J||4/19/2005||10/19/2006, 10/26/2006|
|WO 2006097611, FR 2883299|
Use of an organic precursor compound for the formation of a homogeneous organic film on a (semi)conductor electric surface; useful for microelectronic components and biomedical devices.
|Commissariat Energie Atomique (Paris)||Deniau G, Palacin S||3/15/2005||9/21/2006, 9/22/2006|
|US 20060193894, WO 2006093725|
A method for manufacturing biomedical devices (e.g., contact lens, stent, catheters, intraocular lens and implants) involving contacting the surface of the device with humectants and using ultraviolet radiation to produce a stable hydrophilic and antimicrobial coating.
|Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Jacksonville, FL, USA), Homesley PM, Jen JS, Jones RE, Petisce J||Homesley PM, Jen JS, Jones RE, Petisce J||2/28/2005||8/31/2006, 9/8/2006|
New functionalized drugs useful for treating and preventing cancerous disease, reducing pain and inflammation, and in implantable biomedical devices and polymeric compositions, such as bioabsorbable chewing gum.
|Bezwada Biomedical (Hillsborough, NJ, US)||Bezwada RS||1/28/2005||8/3/2006|
A micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) switch for biomedical devices, etc., with a movable conductive plate positioned between upper and lower electrodes, and vertical posts coupled to rings that are integral to the conductive plate.
|IBM (Armonk, NY, USA)||Clevenger L, Dalton T, Hsu LC, Radens C, Wong KH, Yang C||1/5/2005||7/6/2006|
|US 20060142524, WO 2006071387|
A prepolymer used for hydrogel copolymers, with a polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated radical, diradical residue of diisocyanate, diradical residue of polysiloxane diol and diradical residue of diol; useful for increasing oxygen permeability, tensile modulus and water content in biomedical devices, especially ophthalmic devices such as contact lenses, intraocular lenses and ophthalmic implants.
|Bausch & Lomb (Rochester, NY, USA)||Lai Y, Lai YC, Lang W, Quinn ET||12/29/2004||6/29/2006, 7/6/2006|
A voltage-rectifying circuit with a source signal input coupled to an input-judgment circuit and a switching circuit, where the switching circuit has switching units that are transistors; for use in implantable biomedical devices.
|Neurostream Technologies (Vancouver, BC, Canada)||Baru M||2/24/2003||5/25/2006|
|WO 2006116326, US 20060255293|
A method for improving parylene-to-parylene adhesion in, e.g., a biomedical device, comprising providing a device having multiple parylene layers on a substrate in a vacuum chamber, and heating at least two adjacent parylene layers to a temperature that is greater than a deposition temperature at which the parylene layers were formed to enhance adhesion of the parylene layers.
|California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA, USA)||Li W, Rodger DC, Tai Y, Tai YC, Tooker A||4/21/2005||4/21/2006, 4/21/2005|
|US 20060068224, EP 1642653, JP 2006102499|
A method for the production of a fluoride-coated biomedical device, comprising exposing a surface of biomedical device to a plasma in presence of solid source of fluorine; useful particularly in implantable orthopedic devices such as knee, hip, shoulder and elbow prostheses.
|DePuy Products (Warsaw, IN, USA), Grobe G, Heldreth M, Orban J, Paquin D, Spanyer JM, Tarr RR||Campbell J, Grobe G, Heldreth M, Orban J, Paquin D, Spanyer J, Spanyer JM, Tarr RR||9/30/2004||3/30/2006, 4/5/2006, 4/20/2006|
A nanotube/polymer composite resistant to ionizing radiation, produced by sonicating single-wall carbon nanotubes, introducing polymethylmethacrylate into the nanotubes to form a polymethylmethacrylate/single-wall nanotube mixture, and sonicating the mixture; used in the manufacture of biomedical devices.
|Clayton LM, D'Angelo J, Harmon JP, Muisener PAO||Clayton LM, D'Angelo J, Harmon JP, Muisener PAO||11/27/2002||3/16/2006|
A fine-structure transfer device with opposing substrate and stamper that are mounted on a temporary mounting surface, so that storage elements move to the same planar position as the substrate mounting surface; used for transferring fine structures (e.g., integrated extra sub micron pattern during fabrication of DNA chips, biodevices, semiconductor multilayer interconnection structures, printed circuit boards (PCB), micro electro mechanical systems, etc.).
|Hitachi Technology Engineering (Tokyo)||Ando T, Kondo Y, Kuwabara K, Miyauchi A, Ogino M, Takahashi K||8/27/2004||3/9/2006|