Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Modelling drug-eluting stents

McGinty, Sean and Mckee, Sean and Wadsworth, Roger and McCormick, Christopher (2010) Modelling drug-eluting stents. Mathematical Medicine and Biology, 28 (1). pp. 1-29. ISSN 0265-0746

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)


In this study, we consider a family of mathematical models to describe the elution of drug from polymer-coated stents into the arterial wall. Our models include the polymer layer, the media, the adventitia, a possible topcoat polymer layer and atherosclerotic plaque. We investigate the relative importance of transmural convection, diffusion and drug-dependent parameters in drug delivery and deposition. Furthermore, we investigate how the release rate from the stent can be altered and examine the resulting effect on cellular drug concentrations.