Patent Number: 7,087,263

Title: Rare limiting barriers for implantable medical devices

Abstract: A coating for a medical device, particularly for a drug eluting stent, is described. The coating comprises a polymer having a weight-average molecular weight between about 200,000 and about 250,000 Daltons or a polydispersity index between about 2.6 and about 3.0.

Inventors: Hossainy; Syed F A (Fremont, CA), Tang; Fuh-Wei (Temecula, CA), Dehnad; Houdin (El Granada, CA)

Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

International Classification: A61L 33/00 (20060101); A61K 47/32 (20060101); A61K 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018