Patent Number: 6,984,393

Title: Biodegradable elastomer and method of preparing same

Abstract: This invention relates to thermally crosslinked and photo-crosslinked biodegradable and biocompatible elastomeric polymers. The elastomers can be used for biomedical devices such as needles, stents, catheters, scaffolds for tissue engineering, and implantable drug delivery devices. The photo-crosslinked elastomers are particularly useful for delivery devices for proteins and peptides.

Inventors: Amsden; Brian G. (Kingston, CA)

Assignee: Queen's University at Kingston

International Classification: A61F 2/02 (20060101); C08G 63/08 (20060101); C08G 69/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/10/02018