04744365 is referenced by 98 patents and cites 52 patents.

An absorbable, annealed surgical device made from a multi-phase, polymeric composition derived from lactide and glycolide is disclosed. Preferably, the composition has two phases, both phases are continuous, the first phase has about 0-about 25% m glycolide moieties, the overall composition has up to 45% m glycolide moieties, and the first phase constitute at least 50% (and preferably not more than about 95%) by weight of the composition. The device has a high distortion temperature, good resistance to hot-wet creep, but yet loses tensile strength in vivo quickly. The composition per se is injection-moldable, can be annealed, and is not brittle.

Title
Two-phase compositions for absorbable surgical devices
Application Number
586686
Publication Number
4744365
Application Date
September 22, 1987
Publication Date
May 17, 1988
Inventor
John J Kennedy
Stratford
CT, US
Ross R Muth
Brookfield
CT, US
Matthew E Hermes
Norwalk
CT, US
Donald S Kaplan
Weston
CT, US
Agent
Thomas R Kenyon & Kenyon Bremer
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61L 15/04
View Original Source