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Simon F Williams, David P Martin, Frank A Skraly: Medical devices and applications of polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers. Metabolix, Holland & Knight, April 15, 2003: US06548569 (182 worldwide citation)

Devices formed of or including biocompatible polyhydroxyalkanoates are provided with controlled degradation rates, preferably less than one year under physiological conditions. Preferred devices include sutures, suture fasteners, meniscus repair devices, rivets, tacks, staples, screws (including int ...


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Michael N Rosensaft, Richard L Webb: Synthetic polyester surgical articles. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, January 6, 1981: US04243775 (146 worldwide citation)

A procedure is disclosed employing the sequential addition of monomers to form a copolymer useful in the manufacture of surgical articles.


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Michael N Rosensaft, Richard L Webb: Synthetic polyester surgical articles. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, November 17, 1981: US04300565 (144 worldwide citation)

A procedure is disclosed employing the sequential addition of monomers to form a copolymer useful in the manufacture of surgical articles.


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Matsudaira Nagahisa, Imai Toshibumi, Sen Li Han, Taniguchi Masayuki: Biodegradable cards. Toppan Printing, January 31, 1996: EP0694874-A2 (112 worldwide citation)

A biaxially oriented sheet of a biodegradable thermoplastic resin composition containing a lactic acid polymer is used as a structural material for a supporting substrate (2) of a biodegradable card (1). The lactic acid polymer has a number average molecular weight of from 10,000 to 1,000,000. The t ...


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Clendinning Robert A, Potts James E, Cornell Stephen W: Transplanter containers made from biodegradable-environmentally degradable blends. Union Carbide Corporation, O Connell James J, November 25, 1975: US3921333 (108 worldwide citation)

Biodegradable-environmentally degradable transplanter containers are formed from a biodegradable thermoplastic polymer, e.g., poly(epsilon-caprolactone) or poly(ethylene adipate), and an environmentally degradable normally-solid ethylene polymer based composition.


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Pertti Tormala, Pentti Rokkanen, Juha Laiho, Markku Tamminmaki, Seppo Vainionpaa: Material for osteosynthesis devices. Materials Consultants Oy, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, May 10, 1988: US04743257 (100 worldwide citation)

Surgical osteosynthesis composite material, which is self-reinforced i.e. it is formed about the absorbable polymer or copolymer matrix which is reinforced with the absorbable reinforcement units which have the same chemical element percentage composition as the matrix has.


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Kawai Tatsuya, Matsuda Takashi: Plastic molded articles with shape memory property.. Nippon Medical Supply, August 2, 1989: EP0326426-A2 (99 worldwide citation)

Plastic molded articles having characteristic properties of both shape-memory and biodegradability and a process for preparing the same are disclosed. The molded products consist of homopolymers of lactide or glycolide or copolymers of lactide and glycolide. The molded articles of this invention are ...


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Linneaus C Dorman, Paul A Meyers: Composites of unsintered calcium phosphates and synthetic biodegradable polymers useful as hard tissue prosthetics. The Dow Chemical Company, Joseph T Majka, Thomas R Savitsky, October 6, 1987: US04698375 (98 worldwide citation)

Composite materials useful as hard tissue prosthetics comprising synthetic biodegradable polymers and unsintered calcium phosphate biomaterials optionally porositized by pore-forming agents are described. The composite materials may be ground and blended with a compatible water soluble pore-forming ...


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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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David P Martin, Frank Skraly, Simon F Williams: Polyhydroxyalkanoate compositions having controlled degradation rates. Metabolix, Holland & Knight, August 26, 2003: US06610764 (85 worldwide citation)

Biocompatible polyhydroxyalkanoate compositions with controlled degradation rates have been developed. In one embodiment, the polyhydroxyalkanoates contain additives to alter the degradation rates. In another embodiment, the polyhydroxyalkanoates are formed of mixtures of monomers or include pendant ...