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Contact: Emil Venere
Purdue University

Bioactive Coating for Stents

Caption: This diagram illustrates the concept behind a new type of "bioactive" coating for stents used to treat brain aneurisms, including those suffered by military personnel from head trauma due to bomb blasts. Portions of the stents -- tubular structures made of a metallic mesh -- will be designed using coatings to attract magnetized cells to repair blood vessels damaged in trauma.

Credit: Purdue University image/Jean Paul Allain

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