05782914 is referenced by 110 patents and cites 24 patents.

A method for preparing heterogeneous graft material from animal tissue in which the harvested tissue is cleaned, chemically cross-linked and then vacuum-dried to remove substantially all moisture therefrom. The vacuum-dried animal tissue is then double-wrapped and subjected to radiation sterilization while in its packaged dry state. Electron beam sterilization is a preferred method. At the time of use, the outer wrap is opened and the inner sterile package is placed in the sterile field in the operating room. When the tissue specimen is removed from its inner wrap, it may be rehydrated in sterile saline to restore its soft, supple hand, or it may be implanted in its dry state at the implanting surgeon's discretion, in which case, the tissue would undergo rehydration with the patient's own body fluids.

Title
Method for preparing heterogeneous tissue grafts
Application Number
8/764686
Publication Number
5782914
Application Date
November 29, 1996
Publication Date
July 21, 1998
Inventor
Kemal Schankereli
Stillwater
MN, US
Agent
Fredrikson & Byron P A
Assignee
Bio Vascular
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/02
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