05626611 is referenced by 211 patents and cites 25 patents.

The present invention relates to composite materials having a core portion formed from a first bioabsorbable material and at least one shell portion of a second bioabsorbable material joined to the core portion. The first and second bioabsorbable materials have different rates of bioabsorption. In a preferred embodiment, the core portion is coextruded with the shell portion to form a composite filament or sheet. The materials of the present invention may be used as sutures or formed into medical devices or surgical articles for implantation within a living organism.

Title
Composite bioabsorbable materials and surgical articles made therefrom
Application Number
8/194766
Publication Number
5626611
Application Date
February 10, 1994
Publication Date
May 6, 1997
Inventor
Jeffrey P Pietrangeli
Bridgeport
CT, US
Richard P Stevenson
Colchester
CT, US
Steven L Bennett
New Haven
CT, US
Mark S Roby
Killingworth
CT, US
Ying Jiang
North Haven
CT, US
Cheng Kung Liu
Norwalk
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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