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Edward Emil Schmitt, Rocco Albert Polistina: Cylindrical prosthetic devices of polyglycolic acid. American Cyanamid Company Stamford CT, Samuel Branch Walker, November 16, 1971: US3620218 (148 worldwide citation)

Polyhydroxyacetic ester, also called polyglycolic acid (PGA), has surgically useful mechanical properties as a solid prosthesis, such as reinforcing pins, screws, plates, or cylinders. On implantation, in living mammalian tissue, the polyglycolic acid is absorbed, and replaced by living tissue.


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Edward Emil Schmitt, Rocco Albert Polistina: Controlled release of medicaments using polymers from glycolic acid. American Cyanamid Company, Samuel Branch Walker, November 16, 1976: US03991766 (130 worldwide citation)

Polyhydroxyacetic ester, also called polyglycolic acid (PGA), has surgically useful mechanical properties. On implantation, in living mammalian tissue, the polyglycolic acid is absorbed, and replaced by living tissue. Sutures, clips and storage pellets having medicaments incorporated therein can be ...


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Edward Emil Schmitt: Poly(orthoester) co- and homopolymers and poly(orthocarbonate) co- and homopolymers having carbonyloxy functionality. Alza Corporation, Paul L Sabatine, Thomas E Ciotti, Edward L Mandell, January 24, 1978: US04070347 (86 worldwide citation)

Poly(orthoester) co- and homopolymers and poly(orthocarbonate) co- and homopolymers comprising (1) a repeating dioxycarbon unit in the polymeric backbone having a plurality of organic groups pendant therefrom, and (2) a bridging moiety having at least one carbonyloxy group contained therein are disc ...


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Edward Emil Schmitt, Martin Epstein: Reducing capillarity of polyglycolic acid sutures. American Cyanamid Company, Samuel Branch Walker, September 28, 1976: US03982543 (78 worldwide citation)

Useful surgical elements consist of a sterile synthetic copolymer containing, by mole percent, about 15 to 85 percent glycolic acid and 85 to 15 percent lactic acid, which has enhanced tissue absorption as compared with polylactic acid and enhanced solubility in organic solvents as compared with pol ...


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Edward Emil Schmitt: Topical therapeutic preparations. Alza Corporation, Paul L Sabatine, Thomas E Ciotti, Edward L Mandell, October 24, 1978: US04122158 (64 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for treating the burned surface of an animal by administering to said surface a contact composition comprising a hydrophobic, bioerodible polymer containing an agent selected from the group consisting of antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal, proteolytic enzyme and mixtures the ...


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Edward Emil Schmitt: Method for treating burns. Alza Corporation, Paul L Sabatine, Thomas E Ciotti, Edward L Mandell, September 28, 1976: US03983209 (26 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for treating the burned surface of an animal by administering to said surface a contact composition comprising a hydrophobic, bioerodible polymer containing an agent selected from the group consisting of antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal, proteolytic enzyme and mixtures the ...


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