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The present invention generally relates to surgical clips. A surgical clip comprises a first piece comprising a first base and a first projection extending from the first base, a second piece comprising a second base, a second projection extending from the second base wherein the second projection further comprises a top surface, at least one side surface and a bottom surface, the surfaces defining a reservoir therein, and the first and the second piece are detachably connectable. In a preferred embodiment, the reservoir is self-releasing to deliver therapeutic materials when the first piece and second piece are connected.

Title
Surgical clip with a self-releasing fluid reservoir
Application Number
10/72697
Publication Number
6869436 (B2)
Application Date
February 7, 2002
Publication Date
March 22, 2005
Inventor
Jeffrey M Wendlandt
Newton
MA, US
Agent
Crompton Seager & Tufte
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61F 002/00
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