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Auxetic Drug-Eluting Stent Design

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William Jacob S. Dolla, Brian A. Fricke, Bryan R. Becker

University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Paper No. NANOBIO2006-18035, pp. 11-12; 2 pages
  • ASME 2006 Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2006 Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • Irvine, California, USA, June 8 – 9, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4763-2 | eISBN: 0-7918-3781-5
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


A cardiovascular stent is a cylindrical wire mesh structure that is permanently introduced into an artery during angioplasty (balloon dilatation) to act as a scaffold, thus preventing elastic recoil and/or sudden collapse of the damaged artery. While cardiovascular stents virtually eliminate elastic recoil and/or collapse of the artery, recognition of the stent as a foreign material triggers a human immune system response causing re-closure, or restenosis, of the artery. A recent advancement to counteract restenosis is to employ drug-eluting stents to locally deliver immunosuppressant and antiproliferative drugs.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME
Topics: Design , Drugs , stents



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