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Surface modifications of medical devices to reduce protein adsorption

United States Patent Application

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Feeding tubes are provided having at least an inner surface that is coated with an amount of a source of a hydrophilic functional group effective to reduce protein adsorption and/or subsequent clogging of the feeding tube. In other forms of the invention, feeding tubes having inner surfaces that are provided with the hydrophilic functional group are also described. Methods for reducing protein adsorption to a surface of a feeding tube are also provided.
Tarasevich, Barbara J. (Richland, WA), Goheen, Steven C. (Richland, WA)
09/ 793,587
February 26, 2001
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-AC0676RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.