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Biomaterial medical devices or products, e.g., absorbable sutures or joint prostheses components, are gamma irradiation sterilized in the substantial absence of oxygen (e.g., vacuum treatment to 5.times.10.sup.-6 torr) while being maintained at a temperature about that of liquid nitrogen, with improved strength loss resistance compared to gamma irradiation sterilization under ambient conditions.

Title
Gamma irradiation sterilizing of biomaterial medical devices or products, with improved degradation and mechanical properties
Application Number
8/310489
Publication Number
5485496
Application Date
September 22, 1994
Publication Date
January 16, 1996
Inventor
Chih Chang Chu
Ithaca
NY, US
Keun Ho Lee
Ithaca
NY, US
Assignee
Cornell Research Foundation
NY, US
IPC
G21K 5/00
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