Glass containers which may be sterilized for medical purposes, in particular for the storage of pharmaceutical or diagnostic products

  • US 6,156,399 A
  • Filed: 02/13/1998
  • Issued: 12/05/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A glass container that can be sterilized for medical purposes wherein the container comprises:

  • a surface which is to be in contact with a medical product, wherein the surface further comprises a coating;

    wherein the coating is 1 to 400 nm in thickness and wherein the coating comprises at least one member of the group consisting of an oxide of Si, an oxide of Ti, an oxide of Ta, an oxide of Al, a nitride of Si, a nitride of Ti, a nitride of Ta, and a nitride of Al; and

    a stabilizer for use in inhibiting the discoloring effects of high energy radiation.

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