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Patent Summary

(12) Patent: (11) CA 2279902
(54) English Title: METHOD FOR USING TROPOELASTIN AND FOR PRODUCING TROPOELASTIN BIOMATERIALS
(54) French Title: PROCEDE POUR UTILISER LA TROPOELASTINE ET POUR PRODUIRE DES BIOMATERIAUX A BASE DE TROPOELASTINE

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Abstracts

English Abstract



It is a general object of the invention to provide a method of effecting
repair or replacement or supporting a section of a body tissue
using tropoelastin, preferably cross-linked tropoelastin and specifically to
provide a tropoelastin biomaterial suitable for use as a stent, for
example, a vascular stent, or as conduit replacement, as an artery, vein or a
ureter replacement. The tropoelastin biomaterial itself can also
be used as a stent or conduit covering or coating or lining.


French Abstract

L'objectif général de l'invention est de proposer une méthode permettant de réparer, de remplacer ou de supporter une partie d'un tissu corporel au moyen de tropoélastine, de préférence de tropoélastine réticulée. Son objectif spécifique est de proposer un biomatériau à base de tropoélastine pouvant être utilisé comme endoprothèse, endoprothèse vasculaire par exemple, ou comme substitut de conduit, artère, veine ou uretère par exemple. Le biomatériau à base de tropoélastine lui-même peut également être utilisé comme couche de protection ou comme revêtement pour une endoprothèse ou un conduit.



Patent Details

(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • A61L 27/36 (2006.01)
  • A61L 27/14 (2006.01)
  • A61L 27/22 (2006.01)
  • A61L 27/38 (2006.01)
  • A61L 27/40 (2006.01)
  • A61L 31/04 (2006.01)
  • A61L 27/06 (2006.01)
  • A61L 31/02 (2006.01)
  • A61F 2/04 (2006.01)
  • A61F 2/82 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • BAROFSKY, ANDREW D. (United States of America)
  • GREGORY, KENTON W. (United States of America)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • GREGORY, KENTON W. (United States of America)
  • PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEM - OREGON (United States of America)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE IN OREGON (United States of America)
  • GREGORY, KENTON W. (United States of America)
(74) Agent: SIM & MCBURNEY
(45) Issued: 2009-01-13
(86) PCT Filing Date: 1998-02-06
(87) PCT Publication Date: 1998-08-13
Examination requested: 2000-12-06
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country Date
08/797,770 United States of America 1997-02-07

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