Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Department of
BIODEGRADABLE MEDICAL DEVICE HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE DEGRADATION RATE AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME
Date of this Version
United States Patent No.: US 9,084.843 B2 Jul. 21, 2015
Disclosed herein are biodegradable medical devices comprising biodegradable material (e.g., magnesium-calcium alloys) having an adjustable rate of degradation that can be used in various applications, including, but not limited to, drug delivery applications, cardiovascular applications, and orthopedic applications to make biodegradable and biocompatible devices. Also disclosed herein are methods of making biodegradable medical devices comprising biodegradable materials by using, for instance, hybrid dry cutting/hydrostatic burnishing.
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