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Summary for Patent: 6,299,609
Title: Methods and apparatus for inhibiting infection of subcutaneously implanted devices
Abstract:Implantable ports and other devices are cleansed by the injection of a washing solution into a region in the device or in a tissue pocket surrounding the device. In a first embodiment, the washing solution is injected through an aperture in the device to flush internal regions of the device before infusing the tissue pocket and flushing outwardly through a tissue tract leading to the device. In other embodiments, the washing solution is injected directly to a target site on the exterior of the device. Implantable devices may include special, usually hardened, target regions for receiving the sharpened end of a needle used to inject the washing solution. Kits will include devices, syringes, access devices, and instructions for cleansing according to the methods of the present invention.
Inventor(s): Finch; Charles D. (Clinton, MA), Burbank; Jeffrey H. (Boxford, MA), Brugger; James M. (Newburyport, MA), Wang; John H. (North Andover, MA)
Assignee: Vasca, Inc. (Tewksbury, MA)
Application Number:09/333,827
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 6,299,609

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. ZOSTAVAX zoster vaccine live INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SUSPENSION 125123 1 2006-05-25   Start Trial Vasca, Inc. (Tewksbury, MA) 2018-01-07 search
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. ZOSTAVAX zoster vaccine live INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SUSPENSION 125123 001 2006-05-25   Start Trial Vasca, Inc. (Tewksbury, MA) 2018-01-07 search
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