Patent Number: 6,254,573

Title: Intracardiac drug delivery device utilizing spring-loaded mechanism

Abstract: An apparatus for intracardiac drug administration of a therapeutic drug comprises a catheter having a distal end and a drug delivery device which is driveable from the distal end. The drug delivery device includes a needle and a spring-loaded mechanism operatively connected to the needle. The spring-loaded mechanism drives the needle out of the distal end of the catheter upon administering of the therapeutic drug. The spring-loaded mechanism returns the needle within the distal end of the catheter after the administering of the therapeutic drug.

Inventors: Haim; Shlomo Ben (Haifa, IL), Yaron; Uri (Zichron Yaakov, IL), Matcovitch; Avraham (Nesher, IL)

Assignee: Biosense, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 25/00 (20060101); A61M 005/20 (); A61N 001/30 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018