05521280 is referenced by 29 patents and cites 13 patents.

A composition of an absorbable polymer and a filler to increase the stiffness of the polymer is disclosed. The filler is a poly[succinimide], which is a bioabsorbable polymer that degrades into a nontoxic, simple amino acid. The composition can be melt processed to prepare medical and surgical devices, particularly those devices which are designed to penetrate bodily tissue or to withstand heavy loads. Typical surgical devices which can be made from the composition include surgical staples and ligating clips.

Title
Reinforced absorbable polymers
Application Number
977333
Publication Number
5521280
Application Date
February 14, 1995
Publication Date
May 28, 1996
Inventor
Angelo G Scopelianos
Whitehouse Station
NJ, US
Steven C Arnold
Franklin
NJ, US
Eugene P Reilly
Lawrenceville
NJ, US
Agent
Hal Brent Woodrow
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
C08F 283/04
A61B 17/08
C08G 64/00
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