Ureteral stents are widely used in urology, mainly to secure drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder. Several weeks or months after insertion, these stents need to be removed by an in-office procedure. To avoid the unpleasant in-office removal, there is a need for biodegradable ureteral stents, and particularly biodegradable ureteral stents that can locally release active agent in a controlled manner.
The present technology consists of compositions and kits comprising electrospun fibers and agents encapsulated thereto. Possible medical applications include biodegradable drug-loaded ureteral stents.
- Controlled and local drug delivery into the urinary tract
- Minimization of systemic side effects
Applications and Opportunities
- Ureteral stents
- Other stents and catheters