US Patent Application No: 2004/0093,024

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Advanced wound site management systems and methods

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A pledget is provided for use with a surgical staple having a plurality of prongs. The pledget includes a central region that is configured to be retained adjacent to a wound site by the surgical staple. The pledget may promote hemostasis by stemming the flow of blood from a wound that is being closed by the staple. Additionally, the pledget may be provided including physiologically active agents that may inhibit infection, promote extraluminal clotting, and inhibit intraluminal clotting.

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MEDTRONIC ANGIOLINK, INC.SANTA ROSA, CA11

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bollinger, Steve Mansfield, MA 22 669
Eliasen, Kenneth Arden East Bridgewater, MA 33 1058
Epperly, Scott Bridgewater, MA 9 115
Kanner, Glenn Plymouth, MA 23 1238
Letson, Richard Stoughton, MA 1 113
Lobello, Richard Johnston, RI 2 113
Lousararian, James Mansfield, MA 1 113
Piemonte, Thomas Dover, MA 1 113
Rego, Richard Mansfield, MA 8 164
Tallarida, Steven Mansfield, MA 5 123

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