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1. (WO2017153973) BIODEGRADABLE URETERAL STENTS, METHODS AND USES THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/153973    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/051448
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 14 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61L 31/04
A61L 31/10
A61L 31/16
A61L 31/18
Applicants: ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF TISSUE ENGINEERING AND CELL BASED TECHNOLOGIES & THERAPIES (A4TEC) - ASSOCIAÇÃO
Inventors: GONÇALVES DOS REIS, Rui Luis
CRUZ DUARTE, Ana Rita
ANTUNES BARROS, Alexandre António
RODRIGUES DE LIMA, Estêvão Augusto
RIBEIRO OLIVEIRA, Carlos André
Title: BIODEGRADABLE URETERAL STENTS, METHODS AND USES THEREOF
Abstract:
The present disclosure relates to biodegradable ureteral stents comprising an anti-cancer drug, and to a composition for use in medicine that may be used to ensure patency of a channel, namely a mammal ureter, for example, an obstructed ureter by a urinary stone, neoplasia or by a surgical procedure. The biodegradable ureteral stents (BUS) disclosed in the present disclosure unexpectedly allow a proper release of anti-cancer drugs, thus extending the duration of the treatment and increasing the efficacy of the treatment.