03982543 is referenced by 78 patents and cites 3 patents.

Useful surgical elements consist of a sterile synthetic copolymer containing, by mole percent, about 15 to 85 percent glycolic acid and 85 to 15 percent lactic acid, which has enhanced tissue absorption as compared with polylactic acid and enhanced solubility in organic solvents as compared with polyglycolic acid and hence can be cast into sheets during preparation and implantation. Such surgical element may be used alone or in combination with polyglycolic acid or a coating for polyglycolic acid surgical elements. Other comonomers may be introduced into the system.

Title
Reducing capillarity of polyglycolic acid sutures
Application Number
190290
Publication Number
3982543
Application Date
July 16, 1974
Publication Date
September 28, 1976
Inventor
Martin Epstein
Norwalk
CT, US
Edward Emil Schmitt
Norwalk
CT, US
Agent
Samuel Branch Walker
Assignee
American Cyanamid Company
CT, US
IPC
A61L 17/00
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