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Dissolution Testing of Cardiologic Drug-eluting Medical Devices / Challenges associated with in vitro dissolution testing of cardiologic drug-eluting medical devices – Experiences with hydrogel-containing release setups · Seidlitz A · Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
Medical devices are an important feature of modern healthcare in many fields. Per definition from the German federal medical device act, medical devices are intended for diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of diseases, injuries, handicaps etc. and “do not achieve their principal intended action in or on the human body by pharmacological, immunological or metabolic means” [ 1 ]. The distinction between medical devices and medicinal products is not always as easy as it may be suggested by this definition. Especially for drug / device – combination products it is often complicated if not impossible to determine the “principal ...