Material compositions for microbial and chemical protection

Publication Date

June 9, 1998

Patent Number

US8192765B2

Abstract

Medical devices for implantation into the body are coated with anti-infective and or anti-inflammatory agents. The medical devices can be, for example, endotracheal/tracheostomy tubes and catheters. The devices have a polymer coating containing an anti-infective agent and/or an anti-inflammatory agent. The preferred anti-infective agent is iodine and the preferred anti-inflammatory agent is steroidal.

Material compositions for microbial and chemical protection