Patent Number: 6,254,627

Title: Non-thrombogenic stent jacket

Abstract: A jacketed stent assembly comprising a tubular, expandable stent, preferably having a metallic framework, jacketed with a cylinder of biocompatible, non-thrombogenic expandable material, such as heterologous tissue, which, in a preferred embodiment, contains a therapeutic or diagnostic agent. In a preferred embodiment, the jacket of the expandable stent is formed of bovine or porcine pericardial tissue. A delivery catheter having an expandable member on its distal extremity may be used to deliver the stent assembly to a desired region in a lumen of a patient. The jacketed stent is expanded to be seated within the body lumen. Self-expanding jacketed stents are also contemplated

Inventors: Freidberg; Carlos Vonderwalde (Mexico City, MX)

Assignee: Diseno y Desarrollo Medico S.A. de C.V.

International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61F 002/06 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018