Patent Number: 8,574,259

Title: Intravascular filter with drug reservoir

Abstract: An intravascular filter can capture and eliminate emboli. In particular, an intravascular filter may include a plurality of filter legs extending from an apical head. The filter legs may be configured to capture emboli. A drug reservoir that includes or contains a therapeutic drug can be disposed near the apical head. The therapeutic drug, such as a thrombolytic or anti-coagulatory drug, may be eluted in response to a captured emboli.

Inventors: Welch; Eric D. (Miramar, FL), Girton; Timothy S. (Edina, MN), WasDyke; Joel M. (Eden Prairie, MN)

Assignee: Lifescreen Sciences LLC

International Classification: A61M 29/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017