Patent Number: 7,611,533

Title: Coated implantable medical device

Abstract: A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract, and at least one layer 18 of an immunosuppressive agent posited over at least one surface of the structure 12. Optionally, the device 10 can include at least one porous, preferably polymeric layer 20 posited over the layer 18 of immunosuppressive agent, and can alternatively or additionally include at least one coating layer 16 posited on one surface of the structure 12, the at least one layer 18 of immunosuppessive agent being posited in turn on at least a portion of the coating layer 16. The porous layer 20 and the coating layer 16 each provide for the controlled release of the bioactive material from the device 10. The structure 12 is preferably configured as a coronary stent. The polymer of the porous layer 20 is preferably applied by vapor or plasma deposition. It is particularly preferred that the polymer is a polyamide, parylene or a parylene derivative which is deposited without solvents, heat or catalysts, but rather by condensation of a monomer vapor.

Inventors: Bates; Brian L. (Bloomington, IN), Ragheb; Anthony O. (West Layfayette, IN), Fearnot; Neal E. (West Lafayette, IN), Kozma; Thomas G. (Alpharetta, GA), Voorhees, III; William D. (West Lafayette, IN), Osborne; Thomas A. (Bloomington, IN)

Assignee: Cook Incorporated

International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017