Patent Number: 7,709,048

Title: Method and apparatus for coating a medical device

Abstract: A method and device, for use in an operating theater just prior to implantation, for selectively applying a medical coating to an implantable medical device. Disclosed is a device for use with a stent deployed on a catheter balloon configured to apply a medical coating of a desired thickness to the surface of the stent only. A drop-on-demand inkjet printing system in association with an optical scanning device is described. The device is further configured to apply a plurality of layered coats, each layered coat being of a different coating material, and if appropriate, different thickness and to coat a portion of the medical device as a function of its geometric configuration. The coating is applied by moving an applicator over the device in a path that is independent of the deposited coating pattern.

Inventors: Teichman; Eyal (Hod-Hasharon, IL), Schrift; Avner (Rishon-Le-Zion, IL)

Assignee: Labcoat, Ltd.

International Classification: B05C 11/00 (20060101); B05D 3/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018