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Rao S Bezwada, Alastair W Hunter, Shalaby W Shalaby: Copolymers of .epsilon.-caprolactone, glycolide and glycolic acid for suture coatings. Ethicon, Matthew S Goodwin, February 19, 1991: US04994074 (154 worldwide citation)

Copolymer of a predominant amount of .epsilon.-caprolactone, the balance being glycolide and glycolic acid. Coating for an absorbable, multifilament surgical suture prepared by dissolving the copolymer in an organic solvent.


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Richard C Kindberg, Chao Chen, Lyn Freeman, Constance E Roshdy, Alastair W Hunter: Surgical device for enclosing an internal organ. Ethicon, Matthew S Goodwin, September 1, 1992: US05143082 (102 worldwide citation)

A medical device for enclosing an internal bodily organ or tissue during surgery comprising a filamentary strand with noose and free end portions, the free end portion enclosed within a cannula; a surgical bag with an opening, the bag attached to the noose portion at the open end of the bag; and a m ...


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Alastair W Hunter: Juncture-lubricated needle-suture combination. Ethicon, W R Eberhardt, June 15, 1976: US03963031 (66 worldwide citation)

A needle-suture combination is provided in which a lubricant layer is provided at the juncture between the needle and the suture and specifically between the inner surfaces of a recess in the blunt end of the needle and the outer surface of one tip of the suture which is inserted into the recess and ...


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Rao S Bezwada, Alastair W Hunter, Shalaby W Shalaby: Suture coated with a copolymer coating composition. Ethicon, Matthew S Goodwin, March 31, 1992: US05100433 (40 worldwide citation)

A surgical suture having a coating thereon of a copolymer of a predominant amount of p-dioxanone and the balance .epsilon.-caprolactone, and a method for improving the knot tiedown performance of a suture by first coating a solution of the coating copolymer onto the surface of the suture and then re ...


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Rao S Bezwada, Alastair W Hunter: Suture coated with a polyvinyl ester. Ethicon, Matthew S Goodwin, February 18, 1992: US05089013 (30 worldwide citation)

A surgical suture having a coating thereon of at least one polyvinyl ester, and a method for improving the knot tiedown performance of a suture by first coating a polyvinyl ester solution onto the surface of the suture and then removing the solvent from the coated suture.


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Alastair W Hunter, Arthur Taylor Jr, Mark Steckel: Sterilized heterogeneous braids. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, May 24, 1994: US05314446 (26 worldwide citation)

Heterogeneous braided multifilament of first and second set of yarns mechanically blended by braiding, in which first and second set of yarns are composed of different fiber-forming materials.


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Rao S Bezwada, Shalaby W Shalaby, Alastair W Hunter: Bioabsorbable copolymers of polyalkylene carbonate/RHO-dioxanone for sutures and coatings. Ethicon, August 6, 1991: US05037950 (23 worldwide citation)

Bioabsorbable copolymers comprising .rho.-dioxanone and AA-BB type polyalkylene carbonates are provided. The copolymers are useful in the fabrication of sterile surgical articles and bioabsorbable coatings for sutures and are produced from organic carbonates by way of prepolymeric synthetic intermed ...


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Henry Pokropinski, Alastair W Hunter, Karl W Brennan, Dennis D Jamiolkowski: Ethylene-propylene coatings for sutures. Ethicon, July 4, 2000: US06083243 (17 worldwide citation)

A suture having a coating thereon of an ethylene-propylene copolymer, and a method of coating a suture which comprises the steps of coating the surface of the suture with an effective amount of a solution of ethylene-propylene copolymer in an organic solvent, and then removing the solvent from the c ...


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Alastair W Hunter, Henry Pokropinski Jr: Suture coated with a polyetheramide. Ethicon, April 7, 1992: US05102420 (15 worldwide citation)

A surgical suture having a coating thereon of a block poly(ether-co-amide), and a method for improving the knot tiedown performance of a suture by first coating a block poly(ether-co-amide) solution of a block poly(ether-co-amide) onto the surface of the suture and then removing the solvent from the ...