Tuesday, March 06, 2012

US Patent 8128953 - Conductive therapeutic nanocoating for medical device


This patent from Medtronic teaches another variation of anti-infective coating for implantable medical devices based on silver nanoparticles. Claim 1 reads:

1. An implantable medical device comprising:

a metallic housing;

a coating disposed on the housing;

the coating consist of a conductive carrier and a metallic anti-infective agent, wherein the conductive carrier is iridium oxide and the metallic anti-infective agent is silver nanoparticles.