Webbing and Delamination of Drug Eluting Stent Coatings

  title={Webbing and Delamination of Drug Eluting Stent Coatings},
  author={Colin R. Hopkins and Caoimhe A. Sweeney and Cathal O’Connor and Peter McHugh and J. Patrick McGarry},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
The advancement of the drug-eluting stent technology raises the significant challenge of safe mechanical design of polymer coated stent systems. Experimental images of stent coatings undergoing significant damage during deployment have been reported; such coating damage and delamination can lead to complications such as restenosis and increased… CONTINUE READING