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Peter K Jarrett, Donald J Casey, Louis Rosati: Absorbable surgical repair devices. American Cyanamid Co, C F Costello Jr, August 30, 1994: US05342395 (564 worldwide citation)

A load-bearing, bioabsorbable surgical repair device manufactured from a copolymer having a plurality of first linkages of lactide or lactide/glycolide, and a plurality of second linkages of a polymer having a glass transition temperature below ambient temperature. The second linkages preferably are ...


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Donald J Casey, Louis Rosati: Polyesters containing alkylene oxide blocks as drug delivery systems. American Cyanamid Company, Alice C Brennan, November 21, 1989: US04882168 (240 worldwide citation)

The invention is a slow release drug delivery system comprising a drug and an ABA or AB block copolymer wherein one block (B) is a poly(alkylene oxide) and the other blocks (A) are comprised of degradable random copolymers of (1) the cyclic ester of an alpha-hydroxy acid and (2) a second cyclic este ...


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Donald J Casey, Kenneth R Huffman: Poly(glycolic acid)/poly(alkylene glycol) block copolymers and method of manufacturing the same. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, March 20, 1984: US04438253 (168 worldwide citation)

Multiblock copolymers having the following general formula: ##STR1## where R represents alkylene and Ar is an aromatic group, are obtained by transesterification of poly(glycolic acid) and an hydroxyl-ended poly(alkylene glycol) such as poly(oxyethylene) in the presence of a catalyst with the degree ...


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Peter K Jarrett, Donald J Casey, Louis Rosati, James W Dwyer: Polymeric surgical staple. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, June 28, 1994: US05324307 (137 worldwide citation)

A one piece surgical repair device consists essentially of a polymeric wire. The polymeric wire is comprised of an oriented, semicrystalline polymer. The surgical repair device can be a staple and is capable of permanent flexural deformation at ambient temperature.


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Peter K Jarrett, Donald J Casey, Steven L Peake: Deformable, absorbable surgical device. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, January 14, 1992: US05080665 (131 worldwide citation)

A deformable surgical repair device is manufactured from a block or graft copolymer. The copolymer comprises a plurality of first linkages selected from the group consisting of glycolic acid ester and lactic acid ester linkages, and mixtures thereof, and a plurality of second linkages selected from ...


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Donald J Casey, Peter K Jarrett, David W Wang: Surgical prosthesis. American Cyanamid Company, David A Warmbold, Charles F Costello Jr, November 1, 1988: US04781183 (113 worldwide citation)

A bone fixation device is disclosed. The device comprises an absorbable homopolymer of 1-lactide or d1-lactide, or a copolymer of 1-lactide, and a reinforcement material. The reinforcement material can be a particulate filler of hydroxyapatite or a plurality of alumina fibers.


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Peter K Jarrett, Donald J Casey, Leonard T Lehmann: Bioabsorbable coating for a surgical article. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, December 6, 1988: US04788979 (93 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable coating for a surgical article comprises a copolymer manufactured from the monomer caprolactone and at least one other copolymerizable monomer. The surgical article can be a bioabsorbable suture or ligature.


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David W Wang, Donald J Casey, Leonard T Lehmann: Surgical suture coating. American Cyanamid Company, David A Warmbold, Charles F Costello Jr, November 10, 1987: US04705820 (93 worldwide citation)

A surgical suture coating comprising a random copolymer is disclosed. The copolymer has about 25 to 75 weight percent of glycolic acid ester linkages. The remaining linkages comprise at least trimethylene carbonate. The copolymer has a glass transition temperature at or below ambient temperature.


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Donald J Casey, Mark S Roby: Synthetic copolymer surgical articles and method of manufacturing the same. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, Alphonse R Noe, January 31, 1984: US04429080 (92 worldwide citation)

A triblock copolymer having a proportion of units having the formula: ##STR1## as the end blocks, and the formula (I) randomly combined with a proportion of units having the formula: ##STR2## as the middle block finds particular advantageous use in manufacturing absorbable monofilament sutures and o ...


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Peter K Jarrett, Donald J Casey, Leonard T Lehmann: Bioabsorbable coating for a surgical article. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, December 20, 1988: US04791929 (79 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable coating for a surgical article comprises a copolymer manufactured from the monomer caprolactone and at least one other copolymerizable monomer. The surgical article can be a bioabsorbable suture or ligature.