|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||A61F-002/02 A61M-001/30 A61K-031/74|
|미국특허분류(USC)||424/423 ; 424/7808 ; 604/20|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 129 인용 특허 : 33|
An apparatus is provided for applying to a surface of mammalian tissue including soft, living tissue an initially fluent material and then activating the material by exposure to an energy source. The material may be a liquid capable of polymerization to a non-fluent state by exposure to actinic light. The device, and methods that may be practiced in association with the device, enable a wide range of medical conditions to be treated including, for example, the application of a barrier to, soft tissue to prevent post-surgical adhesions.
A method of applying polymeric, non-fluent material to mammalian tissue, comprising: applying an initially entirely fluent, pre-polymeric material to the tissue by emitting the pre-polymeric material from an emission element located on an applicator; and applying to the material actinic light from an emitter of actinic light located on the applicator for a period of time sufficient to convert the material to a polymeric, non-fluent condition.