Global Patent Index - EP 1054633 A1

EP 1054633 A1 2000-11-29 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INHIBITING RESTENOSIS BY APPLYING ULTRASOUND ENERGY TOGETHER WITH DRUGS

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INHIBITING RESTENOSIS BY APPLYING ULTRASOUND ENERGY TOGETHER WITH DRUGS

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR VORBEUGUNG VON RESTENOSE DURCH BEHANDLUNG MITTELS ULTRASCHALLENERGIE IN KOMBINATION MIT MEDIKAMENTEN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE D'INHIBITION DE RESTENOSE PAR APPLICATION D'ENERGIE ULTRASONORE EN COMBINAISON AVEC DES MEDICAMENTS

Publication

EP 1054633 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99904565 A

Priority

  • US 9902332 W
  • US 2116298 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9939647A1] A system and method for inhibiting restenosis by compromising the migration, viability and adhesion of mammalian smooth muscle cells (SMC). The system includes an ultrasonic energy source; a transmitter for transmitting the ultrasonic energy to the SMC and a drug delivery spectrum for delivering drugs to the smooth mucles cells. This system and method is especially useful in the prevention of restenosis in a blood vessel of a mammal associated with the migration of SMC in the blood vessel following vascular intervention, such as angioplasty.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 17/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 18/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/22 (2006.01); A61K 31/16 (2006.01); A61K 31/407 (2006.01); A61K 41/00 (2006.01); A61K 45/00 (2006.01); A61M 37/00 (2006.01); A61P 9/00 (2006.01); A61P 43/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/22012 (2013.01); A61M 37/0092 (2013.01); A61B 2017/22008 (2013.01); A61B 2017/22082 (2013.01); A61B 2017/22088 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9939647A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9939647 A1 19990812; AR 014555 A1 20010228; AU 2494199 A 19990823; CA 2320300 A1 19990812; EP 1054633 A1 20001129; JP 2002502804 A 20020129; ZA 9901024 B 20000114

INPADOC legal status


2004-03-10 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20030829

2000-12-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000908

2000-11-29 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT