Membrane for use with implantable devices

  • US 7,632,228 B2
  • Filed: 01/29/2004
  • Issued: 12/15/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/27/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A biointerface membrane, the membrane comprising:

  • a first domain, wherein the first domain comprises a solid portion having a plurality of interconnected cavities therein that form an architecture that supports tissue in ingrowth and interferes with barrier cell layer formation, wherein the solid portion comprises silicone; and

    a second domain, wherein the second domain is permeable to the passage of an analyte and is impermeable to cells or cell processes.

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