MEMBRANE FOR USE WITH IMPLANTABLE DEVICES

  • US 20100087724A1
  • Filed: 12/08/2009
  • Published: 04/08/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/27/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An implantable sensor, the sensor comprising:

  • an analyte measuring device configured to measure an analyte concentration in a host;

    a sensing membrane located over the analyte measuring device; and

    a biointerface membrane located over the sensing membrane, wherein the biointerface membrane comprises a fibrous barrier-cell disruptive domain and a non-fibrous domain, wherein the fibrous barrier-cell disruptive domain is configured to support tissue ingrowth and to allow cells and cell processes to pass therethrough, wherein the non-fibrous domain is adjacent to the fibrous barrier-cell disruptive domain, and wherein the non-fibrous domain is permeable to analytes and is impermeable to cells or cell processes.

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