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1. (WO2017035483) RESORBABLE, DRUG-ELUTING SUBMUCOSAL TURBINATE IMPLANT DEVICE AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/035483    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049030
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 27 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61L 31/16
A61B 17/00
A61K 9/00
Applicants: MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC.
Inventors: MEDINA, Jennifer, G.
AMERY, Drew, P.
OLIVER, Dana, A.
WEN, Jie
Title: RESORBABLE, DRUG-ELUTING SUBMUCOSAL TURBINATE IMPLANT DEVICE AND METHOD
Abstract:
Implants are placed in turbinate mucosal tissue using a surgical device having a proximal grip portion and a distal sharp needle portion that is manipulated using the grip portion and inserted submucosally into mucosal turbinate tissue. One or more biodegradable, drug- eluting solid implants are disposed within or attached to the needle. The implants have one or more implant withdrawal-discouraging, mucosal tissue-engaging surface features along their length. The device is used to deliver one or more of the implants into mucosal turbinate tissue and submucosally bury at least one such tissue-engaging feature therein.