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Dalessandro David A, Li Zhigang, Scopelianos Angelo G: Apparatus and method for attaching a surgical buttress to a stapling apparatus. Ethicon, April 6, 2005: EP1520525-A1 (570 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an apparatus for equipping a surgical stapling device with a surgical buttress (50) in order to provide reinforced surgical fastener suture lines and includes means for aligning (10) the apparatus with the surgical staple device, an elastomeric foam surgical buttress contain ...


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Dalessandro David A, Li Zhigang, Scopelianos Angelo G: Apparatus and method for attaching surgical buttress to stapling apparatus. Ethicon, April 21, 2005: JP2005-103293 (434 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an apparatus for equipping a surgical stapling apparatus with a surgical buttress to provide reinforced surgical fastener suture lines.SOLUTION: The apparatus includes means for aligning the apparatus with the surgical stapling apparatus, an elastic foam surgical but ...


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Llanos Gerard H, Roller Mark B, Scopelianos Angelo: Coating for medical devices. Ethicon, April 3, 2002: EP1192957-A2 (223 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes biocompatible coatings and films for use on implantable medical devices and medical devices containing such coatings and films applied to a surface thereof, which coatings/films are present on the device in an amount effective to provide an inert surface to be in conta ...


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Vyakarnam Murty N, Zimmerman Mark C, Scopelianos Angelo George, Roller Mark B, Gorky David V: Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair or regeneration of tissue. Ethicon, January 3, 2001: EP1064958-A1 (38 worldwide citation)

The present patent describes a three-dimensional interconnected open cell porous foams that have a gradient in composition and/or microstructure through one or more directions. These foams can be made from a blend of absorbable and biocompatible polymers that are formed into foams having a compositi ...


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Vyakarnam Murty N Ph D, Zimmerman Mark C, Scopelianos Angelo George, Roller Mark B, Gorky David V: Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair or regeneration of tissue. Ethicon, September 1, 2004: EP1452191-A2 (36 worldwide citation)

The present patent describes a three-dimensional inter-connected open cell porous foams that have a gradient in composition and/or microstructure through one or more directions. These foams can be made from a blend of absorbable and biocompatible polymers that are formed into foams having a composit ...


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Scopelianos Angelo G, Arnold Steven C, Bezwada Rao S, Roller Mark B, Huxel Shawn T: Injectable microdispersions for soft tissue repair and augmentation. Ethicon, May 15, 1996: EP0711548-A1 (33 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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Cooper Kevin, Chen Chao C, Scopelianos Angelo: Hard tissue bone cements and substitutes. Ethicon, June 5, 1996: EP0714666-A1 (31 worldwide citation)

Absorbable/resorbable mixtures of aliphatic polyesters of poly(lactide), poly(glycolide), poly(trimethylene carbonate), poly(p-dioxanone) and poly( epsilon -caprolactone) and calcium containing bone regenerating compounds such as powdered, non-fibrous calcium phosphates are described. The composites ...


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Bezwada Rao S, Scopelianos Angelo G: Elastomeric medical device.. Ethicon, July 27, 1994: EP0608139-A1 (20 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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Contiliano Joseph H, Hammer Joseph John, Rezania Alireza, Scopelianos Angelo G, Vyakarnam Murty Narayan, Zimmerman Mark Charles: Attachment of absorbable tissue scaffolds to scaffold fixation devices. Ethicon, December 11, 2002: EP1264607-A1 (17 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to tissue scaffold implant devices useful in the repair and/or regeneration of diseased and/or damaged musculoskeletal tissue and that include a foam tissue scaffold component fixedly attached to a scaffold fixation component via partial encapsulation of the fixation co ...


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Scopelianos Angelo G, Bezwada Rao S, Arnold Steven C, Huxel Shawn T: Injectable liquid copolymers for soft tissue repair and augmentation. Ethicon, May 15, 1996: EP0711794-A1 (10 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 ...