United States Patent No. 7,186,789

Bioabsorbable, biobeneficial polyester polymers for use in drug eluting stent coatings


This disclosure covers polymers, some of which are useful in medical device applications. Some of these medical devices are implantable within a mammalian body, such as in a body lumen. The copolymers comprise at least one alcoholic moiety derived from a diol, triol, or polyol. Additionally, the copolymers comprise an acidic moiety, derived from a polycarboxylic acid, and a biobeneficial moiety. Some of these copolymers are biodegradable or bioerodable. Medical devices comprising these polymers and methods of making these polymers are within the scope of this disclosure.

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