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A family of composites suitable for use as materials of construction for implantable medical devices is disclosed. In the most preferred embodiment, the substrate polymer is an ortho ester polymer formed by the reaction of a ketene acetal having a functionality of two or more with a polyol. Also in the most preferred embodiment, the reinforcement material in the composites is calcium-sodium metaphosphate ("CSM") fibers. In other embodiments, the composites may replace either (but not both) of the substrate or the reinforcement with materials of the art.

Title
Biodegradable composites for internal medical use
Application Number
7/345034
Publication Number
5108755
Application Date
April 27, 1989
Publication Date
April 28, 1992
Inventor
Jorge Heller
Woodside
CA, US
Alma U Daniels
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
University of Utah
UT, US
SRI International
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/00
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