04711241 is referenced by 67 patents and cites 14 patents.

The invention discloses a surgical filament having a coating comprising a compound of the formula: ##STR1## wherein x is at least 2, R' is selected from the group consisting of an alkaline-earth metal ion or radical, and R" is an alkyl group having at least 12 carbon atoms in the backbone. In a specific embodiment, the surgical filament is a bioabsorbable suture or ligature manufactured from a polymer containing at least one glycolic acid ester linkage.

Title
Surgical filament coating
Application Number
6/903799
Publication Number
4711241
Application Date
September 5, 1986
Publication Date
December 8, 1987
Inventor
Leonard T Lehmann
Fairfield
CT, US
Agent
Charles F Costello Jr
Assignee
American Cyanamid Company
CT, US
IPC
A61L 17/00
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