Accession Number : ADD017439

Title :   Medical Device with Infection Preventing Feature.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Apr 93, patented 10 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 10 Jan 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : 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 ot the tissue while allowing the catheter to remain flexible.

Descriptors :   *INFECTIOUS DISEASES, *PATENTS, FILMS, CERAMIC MATERIALS, COATINGS, MEDICINE, EXITS, SKIN(ANATOMY), STAPHYLOCOCCUS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE