Patent Number: 7,709,045

Title: Medical devices coated with porous carbon and methods of manufacturing the same

Abstract: A method of creating a porous carbon coating on a medical device by applying a precursor carbon material on the medical device and then pyrolysing the precursor carbon material by laser irradiation. The laser irradiation may be focused to carbonize only certain portions of the medical device and any uncarbonized areas can be removed by solvent washing. Also provided is a medical device having a carbonized coating created according to the method of the present invention.

Inventors: Flanagan; Aiden (Kilcolgan, IE)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

International Classification: A61L 33/00 (20060101); A61F 2/06 (20060101); B05D 3/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018