Patent Number: 8,586,071

Title: Bulking agents

Abstract: The invention relates to bulking agents and apparatus and methods for using the disclosed bulking agents. The bulking agents can be used to treat such conditions as urinary and fecal incontinence, gastro-esophageal reflux, aneurismal blockages, and cosmetic deformities. The invention also relates to an injection method that reduces the injection pressure required to place the bulking agents.

Inventors: Bourne; George (Southborough, MA), Madden; Michael (Temple, NH), Madenjian; Arthur R. (Winchester, MA), Rao; Doreen (Sudbury, MA), Buiser; Marcia (South Grafton, MA), Li; Jianmin (Lexington, MA), Rackley; Raymon (Shaker Heights, OH), Gellman; Barry N. (N.Easton, MA)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018