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|1. (WO2017151634) FLUORESCENT AND/OR NIR COATINGS FOR MEDICAL OBJECTS, OBJECT RECOVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS|
|Applicants:||THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
KUMMEL, Andrew C.
TROGLER, William C.
|Title:||FLUORESCENT AND/OR NIR COATINGS FOR MEDICAL OBJECTS, OBJECT RECOVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS|
A composition for coating a medical device and a coated medical device are provided. The composition includes a polymeric matrix having non-toxic quantum dots or a fluorophore or both. The polymeric matrix contains the quantum dots or fluorphore and binds as a coating to the medical device. Coated medical devices can be readily identified within or outside of a body and in open or laparascopical surgeries, greatly reducing or eliminating the risk of a retained foreign object.