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Frank V Mattei: Coated sutures. Ethicon, Wayne R Eberhardt, June 7, 1977: US04027676 (128 worldwide citation)

A coated, absorbable suture wherein a particular absorbable composition comprising a film-forming polymer, a lubricant and a hydrophobic material is provided for coating sutures, particularly multifilament synthetic absorbable sutures, in order to improve the smoothness in tie-down properties of the ...


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Frank V Mattei: Absorbable coating composition for sutures. Ethicon, Wayne R Eberhardt, May 6, 1980: US04201216 (124 worldwide citation)

The tie-down properties of multifilament surgical sutures are improved by coating the suture with an absorbable composition comprising a mixture of from about 1 to 4 parts of an absorbable, film-forming polymer, and 1 to 4 parts of a substantially water-insoluble salt of a C.sub.6 or higher fatty ac ...


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Richard L Kronenthal, Frank V Mattei, Alan J Levy: Controlled release of pharmacologically active agents from an absorbable biologically compatible putty-like composition. Ethicon, Leonard Kean, February 4, 1986: US04568536 (112 worldwide citation)

An absorbable biologically compatible putty-like composition is used as a matrix from which immunologically or pharmacologically active agents, such as antibiotics, can be introduced into the body to provide a slow sustained release of the agent over an extended period of time. A preferred matrix co ...


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Richard L Kronenthal, Frank V Mattei, Alan Levy: Controlled release of pharmacologically active agents from an absorbable biologically compatible putty-like composition. Ethicon, Charles J Metz, March 17, 1987: US04650665 (81 worldwide citation)

An absorbable biologically compatible putty-like composition is used as a matrix from which immunologically or pharmacologically active agents, such as antibiotics, can be introduced into the body to provide a slow sustained release of the agent over an extended period of time. A preferred matrix co ...


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Frank V Mattei, Donald W Regula: Dry coating of surgical filaments. Ethicon, Charles J Metz, August 6, 1985: US04532929 (67 worldwide citation)

Braided or monofilament surgical filaments are coated with dry, powdered, substantially water-insoluble, absorbable salt of a C.sub.6 or higher fatty acid, such as calcium stearate.


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Frank V Mattei, Namassivaya Doddi: Synthetic absorbable hemostatic agent. Ethicon, Leonard Kean, April 17, 1984: US04443430 (61 worldwide citation)

A synthetic absorbable hemostatic agent for use in the control of osseous hemorrhage, comprising a copolymer of lactide and glycolide containing from about 30% to 70% lactide on a molar basis, and having a molecular weight such that it possesses a putty-like consistency at room temperature. The pref ...


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Frank V Mattei: Coating composition for sutures. Ethicon, Wayne R Eberhardt, January 29, 1980: US04185637 (59 worldwide citation)

The tie-down properties of multifilament surgical sutures are improved by coating the suture with a composition comprising a gel of a fatty acid salt in a volatile organic solvent. The gel is prepared by refluxing the fatty acid salt in the organic solvent. Sutures coated with the gel are dried to r ...


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Frank V Mattei, Martin Stephenson, Allin K Gordon, Namassivaya Doddi: Absorbable hemostatic composition. Ethicon, March 27, 1984: US04439420 (41 worldwide citation)

An absorbable hemostatic composition for use in the control of osseous hemorrhage, comprising a biocompatible fatty acid salt in a biocompatible base, said composition having a putty-like consistency at room temperature. The preferred composition is one in which the fatty acid salt is calcium steara ...


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Anthony C Lunn, Frank V Mattei: Conformable, stretchable surgical wound closure tape. Ethicon, March 12, 1991: US04999235 (38 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a wound closure tape comprising a nonwoven fabric having a pressure-sensitive adhesive uniformly disposed over one surface thereof. The tape is strong enough to hold minor wounds closed, and yet will conform to skin contours and will permit flexing and bending without undue restra ...


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Frank V Mattei, Namassivaya Doddi: Synthetic absorbable hemostatic composition. Ethicon, Leonard Kean, April 3, 1984: US04440789 (30 worldwide citation)

A synthetic absorbable hemostatic composition for use in the control of osseous hemorrhage, comprising polydioxanone in a biocompatible base, the polydioxanone having a sufficiently low inherent viscosity such that the composition possesses a putty-like consistency at room temperature. The preferred ...