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James J Cassidy, Jeff E Yeung, Jacqueline Anne Schroeder, Vivek Shenoy, Melissa K C Brown: Devices for tissue repair and methods for preparation and use thereof. Neucoll, Morrison & Foerster, August 28, 2001: US06280474 (326 worldwide citation)

Methods and implant devices for use in tissue repair. The implant devices include resorbable, swellable implant bodies, formed from a dehydrated crosslinked biocompatible polymer. The implant devices are capable of swelling after insertion into tissues to become anchored in place.


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George H Chu, Jeff E Yeung, Jacqueline Anne Schroeder, Vivek N Shenoy, Melissa K C Brown, James J Cassidy, John Rice: Devices for tissue repair and methods for preparation and use thereof. Neucoll, Morrison & Foerster, July 4, 2000: US06083522 (158 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are uniformly shaped swellable devices comprising polymeric materials, as well as apparatuses and processes for their manufacture. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to load bearing implant devices for use in tissue repair. The implants consist of a resorbable, swellab ...