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Rao S Bezwada, Angelo G Scopelianos: Elastomeric medical device. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, November 21, 1995: US05468253 (504 worldwide citation)

Medical devices or components for medical devices formed from bioabsorbable elastomers comprising a random copolymer are disclosed. The random copolymer is a copolymer of from about 30 to about 70 weight percent of: a) .epsilon.-caprolactone, trimethylene carbonate, an ether lactone, or a mixture of ...


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Mora Carolynne Melican, Yufu Li, Kelly R Brown, Iksoo Chun, John McAllen III, Alireza Rezania, Angelo G Scopelianos, Murty N Vyakarnam: Reinforced tissue implants and methods of manufacture and use. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, July 29, 2003: US06599323 (286 worldwide citation)

A biocompatible tissue implant, as well as methods for making and using such an implant, is provided. Preferably, the tissue implant is bioabsorbable. The tissue implant comprises one or more layers of a bioabsorbable polymeric foam having pores with an open cell structure. The tissue implant also i ...


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Rao S Bezwada, Angelo G Scopelianos: Elastomeric medical device. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, February 3, 1998: US05713920 (212 worldwide citation)

Medical devices or components for medical devices formed from bioabsorbable elastomers comprising a random copolymer are disclosed. The random copolymer is a copolymer of from about 30 to about 70 weight percent of: a) .epsilon.-caprolactone, trimethylene carbonate, an ether lactone, or a mixture of ...


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Angelo G Scopelianos, Steven C Arnold, Rao S Bezwada, Mark B Roller, Shawn T Huxel: Injectable microdispersions for soft tissue repair and augmentation. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, February 4, 1997: US05599852 (198 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides injectable, bioabsorbable microdispersions suitable for use as a soft tissue repair or augmentation material in animals comprising a fluid carrier that is a liquid polymer selected from the group consisting of liquid polymers and a particulate material. Additionally, t ...


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Angelo G Scopelianos, Rao S Bezwada, Steven C Arnold: Injectable liquid copolymers for soft tissue repair and augmentation. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, October 20, 1998: US05824333 (169 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides injectable, bioabsorbable liquid copolymers suitable for use as a soft tissue repair or augmentation material in animals comprising a liquid polymer selected from the group consisting of liquid polymers of a plurality of at least two different first lactone repeating u ...


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Angelo G Scopelianos: Piezoelectric biomedical device. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, June 4, 1996: US05522879 (102 worldwide citation)

A piezoelectric medical device prepared by electrostatically spinning a copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and a second fluorinated hydrocarbon, and collecting the spun fibers on a suitable receiver. The medical device can be in the form of a vascular prosthesis, neural prosthesis, or wound dressing a ...


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Angelo G Scopelianos, Steven C Arnold, Rao S Bezwada, Mark B Roller, Shawn T Huxel: Injectable microdipersions for soft tissue repair and augmentation. Ethicon, Hal B Woodrow, March 17, 1998: US05728752 (61 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides injectable, bioabsorbable microdispersions suitable for use as a soft tissue repair or augmentation material in animals comprising a fluid carrier that is a liquid polymer selected from the group consisting of liquid polymers of a plurality of at least two different fi ...


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Kevin Cooper, David Wasserman, Angelo G Scopelianos, Dennis D Jamiolkowski: Aromatic polyanhydrides. Ethicon, Matthew S Goodwin, November 23, 1993: US05264540 (58 worldwide citation)

An improved process for preparing an aromatic polyanhydride is disclosed. The aromatic polyanhydride is prepared by reacting an aromatic dicarboxylic acid with an anhydride to form an anhydride prepolymer, isolating and purifying the prepolymer, and subjecting the prepolymer to melt polycondensation ...


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Angelo G Scopelianos, Rao S Bezwada, Stephen C Arnold, Richard D Gooding: Liquid polymer filled envelopes for use as surgical implants. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, May 2, 1995: US05411554 (33 worldwide citation)

A cosmetic or prosthetic surgical implant comprising an envelope filled with a liquid bioabsorbable polymer and a process for implanting a cosmetic or prosthetic surgical implant involving the filling of an envelope with a liquid bioabsorbable polymer suitable liquid bioabsorbable polymer include la ...


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Eugene P Reilly, Steven C Arnold, Angelo G Scopelianos: Reinforced absorbable polymers. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, May 28, 1996: US05521280 (29 worldwide citation)

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 devic ...