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/ab·sorb·able/ (-sorb´ah-b'l) capable of being absorbed.

gelatin film, absorbable

a hemostatic.
indications It is used to attain hemostasis during surgery, particularly neurological, thoracic, and ophthalmic procedures.
contraindications Infection or gross contamination of the surgical wound prohibits its use.
adverse effects There are no known adverse effects.


Pertaining or referring to surgical material—sutures, clips, ligatures—which disappears over time by hydrolysis, proteolysis or phagocytosis.
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By choosing the INSORB Absorbable Stapler, patients will benefit from faster and more comfortable wound closure and healing as well as a much lower risk of infection, which can be expensive to treat," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Parthasarathy Raghava.
As BMS works to provide our customers with an increasingly robust suite of solutions for every device design challenge, we believe the Tis-sueGen absorbable delivery platform will provide a tremendous addition to our biomedical textile development capabilities for cardiovascular, tissue engineering, and other applications.
Major Finding: The overall rate of surgical site infection among cesarean deliveries closed with subcuticular absorbable staples was 1.
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Through this exciting R&D partnership with Biotronik, we hope to develop what may be the first drug eluting absorbable metal stent platform," said Frank Litvack, M.
Currently available synthetic monofilament absorbable sutures can take as many as 180 days to absorb, and other absorbable options, such as gut sutures, have weaker tensile strength and can be brittle, compromising knot security.
Customers need not buy their absorbable polymer and do their processing with two separate vendors.
Market for Surgical Sealants, Glues, Absorbable Hemostats, & Adhesion Prevention Products 1.
BMS offers expertise in knitting, braiding, weaving, nonwovens and composites and utilizes a broad offering of biocompatible absorbable and non-absorbable materials in devices, drug delivery and surgical systems for advanced applications such as bifurcated stent grafts, tapered tendon and ligament repair structures, heart valve solutions, and more.
The incidence of one of these complications--suture-line granuloma--has decreased since the use of absorbable synthetic sutures (e.
The V-Loc PBT joins the V-Loc 90 and V-Loc 180 absorbable wound closure devices currently available to healthcare professionals.
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