Patent Number: 8,877,233

Title: Porous sponge matrix medical devices and methods

Abstract: Described are hemostasis devices useful for implantation in biopsy tracts, which device comprise highly compact, dried hemostatic sponge elements. Preferred devices also include compacted sponge matrices exhibiting high density and rigidity in combination with high volumetric expandability when wetted. Also described are methods for making and using such devices.

Inventors: Obermiller; Joseph (West Lafayette, IN), Hiles; Michael C. (Lafayette, IN)

Assignee: Cook Biotech Incorporated

International Classification: A61F 13/00 (20060101); A61K 9/70 (20060101); A61L 15/00 (20060101); A61L 15/16 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61M 35/00 (20060101); A61F 13/20 (20060101); A61N 1/30 (20060101); A61M 31/00 (20060101); A61M 5/315 (20060101); A61M 5/00 (20060101); A61F 2/06 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00