Neovascularization promoting membrane for bioimplants

  • US 6,875,386 B1
  • Filed: 02/11/2003
  • Issued: 04/05/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of addressing a condition of a living body comprising the steps of:

  • (a) providing a work piece biocompatible membrane;

    (b) using an energy beam to form a set of pores, having a mean area of less than 500 μ

    m2 through said biocompatible membrane, thereby producing a microporous membrane adapted to facilitate tissue in growth; and

    (c) providing an article that is adapted to be implanted in a living body;

    (d) at least partially wrapping said article in said microporous membrane;

    (e) implanting said at least partially wrapped article into said living body, thereby addressing said condition.

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