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1. (WO2017040177) ADJUNCT MATERIAL TO PROVIDE DRUG ELUTION FROM VESSELS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040177    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048584
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61L 31/16
A61B 17/00
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: SHELTON, IV, Frederick E.
WIDENHOUSE, Tamara S
VENDELY, Michael J.
HARRIS, Jason L.
Title: ADJUNCT MATERIAL TO PROVIDE DRUG ELUTION FROM VESSELS
Abstract:
Adjunct material is provided that has multiple reservoirs formed therein and releasably carrying a plurality of vessels that each retain at least one medicant. An implantable adjunct has at least one bioabsorbable polymer configured to maintain the vessels within a reservoir. Disruption of the at least one bioabsorbable polymer allows release of the vessels from at least one of the reservoirs. A rate of the vessels' release can be controlled by a degradation rate of the at least one bioabsorbable polymer. The released vessels are, in turn, disrupted to thereby cause at least one medicant disposed therein to release and thus provide a desired effect on tissue in-growth.