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Patent: 6,808,518

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Summary for Patent: 6,808,518
Title: Methods and devices for treating diseased blood vessels
Abstract:The present invention provides a mechanism by which the physical properties of diseased blood vessel walls can be manipulated to achieve an effective vessel lumen diameter for a prolonged period of time. The methods and devices of the present invention selectively isolate and treat the medial or adventitial layers of these diseased blood vessels. The invention is based on the delivery of proteolytic enzymes and crosslinking agents via specialized delivery devices to a select layer of the diseased blood vessel wall. By isolating and treating these layers of the artery, collagen degrading and collagen crosslinking agents can be delivered so as to affect the diameter of the blood vessels and control blood flow therein.
Inventor(s): Wellman; Parris S. (Hillsborough, NJ), Weadock; Kevin S. (Princeton, NJ)
Assignee: Ethicon, Inc. (Somerville, NJ)
Application Number:09/965,949
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 6,808,518

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Smith And Nephew SANTYL collagenase OINTMENT;TOPICAL 101995 001 1965-06-04   Start Trial Ethicon, Inc. (Somerville, NJ) 2039-03-29 RX search
>Applicant >Tradename >Biologic Ingredient >Dosage Form >BLA >Number >Approval Date >Patent No. >Assignee >Estimated Patent Expiration >Status >Orphan >Source

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