Accession Number : ADD015791

Title :   Medical Device with Infection Preventing Feature.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 7 Apr 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cotell, Catherine M ; Chrisey, Douglas B ; Zabetakis, Paul M

Report Date : 07 Apr 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This patent application discloses a flexible medical device which is intended to be disposed in the opening or the incision in the skin tissue of an animal includes a thin, flexible, adherent film coating of a bioactive ceramic material at least at a point where the flexible portion of the medical device exits from the tissue. This bioactive coating bonds with the skin at the exit site to prevent infection of the tissue while allowing the catheter to remain flexible

Descriptors :   MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, PATENT APPLICATIONS, CATHETERS, CERAMIC COATINGS, BACTERIAL TOXINS

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE