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IPCalculus - Stent Patenting Activity

IPCalculus - Stent Patenting Activity

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Stent patent landscape report contains patenting activity by top assignees, by publication year, by application year, by priority year, by top IPC class, by top US class, and geographical patenting activity. For more details send your request on info@ipcalculus.com OR contact us on +1-619-618-0414
Stent patent landscape report contains patenting activity by top assignees, by publication year, by application year, by priority year, by top IPC class, by top US class, and geographical patenting activity. For more details send your request on info@ipcalculus.com OR contact us on +1-619-618-0414

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Published by: IPCalculus on Jun 21, 2011
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Patenting activity in Stent
 
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Stent is wired tubular structure with ball
oo
n expansi
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n
o
r self expansi
o
n capability made up
o
f metal
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r fabric.Stent is used t
o
rest
o
re bl
oo
d fl
o
w thr 
o
ugh narr 
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wed
o
r bl
o
cked arteries. An
o
ther applicati
o
n
o
f stent is t
o
impr 
o
ve bl
oo
d fl
o
w and t
o
prevent the weakened artery fr 
o
m bursting. Stent is used in c
o
o
nary arteries, central and peripheral arteries and veins, bile ducts,es
o
phagus, c
o
l
o
n, trachea
o
r large br 
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nchi, ureters, and urethra.In the early 1990¶s bare metal stents were devel
o
ped. This was pi
o
neered by Juli
o
Palmaz, a physician-invent
o
r. The bare metalstent was a huge leap f 
o
rward in treating the pr 
o
blem
o
f resten
o
sis. Like angi
o
plasty, the stent is inserted percutane
o
usly thr 
o
ugh thefem
o
ral artery and then is expanded in the c
o
o
nary vessel. Having the stent in place, h
o
lding
o
pen the artery, decreased theresten
o
sis rate t
o
o
ughly 20-25% instead
o
f 40%.In the late 1990¶s the first drug eluting stents (DES) were devel
o
ped as a s
o
luti
o
n t
o
the pr 
o
blem
o
f resten
o
sis. Drug eluting stentsare n
o
w replacing c
o
nventi
o
nal stents as the d
o
minant therapy f 
o
r c
o
o
nary artery disease. In 2004, DES was estimated t
o
reachutilizati
o
n in 87%
o
f all angi
o
plasty pr 
o
cedures, an amazing penetrati
o
n rate given DES had
o
nly been launched
o
ne year earlier.DES has already achieved a 0% resten
o
sis rate in many cases.Recently bi
o
abs
o
rbable stents are used widely because they disappear after time and f 
o
reign substance will n
o
t remain in the b
o
dy.Bi
o
abs
o
rbable stents w
o
uld be less invasive because they disappear after time and the f 
o
reign substance will n
o
t remain the b
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dy.

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