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The Emerging Product and Patent Landscape for Nanosilver-Containing Medical Devices
Volume 6, Issue 2

Mark L. Hayman, Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP

Nanosilver is emerging as a promising material to reduce the incidence of infection associated with the use of medical devices. Nanosilver coatings act as a protective antimicrobial barrier, providing a sustained release of ionic silver. This article reviews the emerging product and patent landscape for nanosilver-containing medical devices, and provides an overview of the intellectual property opportunities and challenges for this industry.

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