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Implantable devices having ceramic coating applied via an atomic layer deposition method

United States Patent

9,279,120
March 8, 2016
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Substrates coated with films of a ceramic material such as aluminum oxides and titanium oxides are biocompatible, and can be used in a variety of applications in which they are implanted in a living body. The substrate is preferably a porous polymer, and may be biodegradable. An important application for the ceramic-coated substrates is as a tissue engineering scaffold for forming artificial tissue.
Liang; Xinhua (Boulder, CO), Weimer; Alan W. (Niwot, CO), Bryant; Stephanie J. (Boulder, CO)
The Regents of the University of Colorado, a Body Corporate (Denver, CO)
12/ 464,925
May 13, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-FG02-03ER86157 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and contract number CMM0400292 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.