To develop materials and the associated processes for manufacturing intraluminal stents that provide device designers with the opportunity to engineer the device to specific applications.
A biocompatible material may be configured into any number of implantable medical devices including the intraluminal stents. Polymeric materials may be utilized to fabricate any of these devices, including stents. The stents may be balloon expandable or self-expanding. By preferential mechanical deformation of the polymer, polymer chains may be oriented to achieve certain desirable performance characteristics.
Narayanan, Pallassana V.
Overaker, David W.
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