High-Density Self-Retaining Sutures, Manufacturing Equipment and Methods

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20130238021A1
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13695039

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A self-retaining suture has a suture thread less than 1 millimeter nominal diameter. A plurality of retainers is cut into the suture thread using a high accuracy retainer cutting machine. The retainer cutting machine has sufficient accuracy and repeatability to cut consistent and effective retainers at high density on suture threads less than 1 mm nominal diameter.

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ETHICON INCU S ROUTE 22 P O BOX 151 SOMERVILLE NJ 08876
ETHICON LLC#475 STREET C SUITE 401 LOS FRAILES INDUSTRIAL PARK GUAYNABO 00969

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D'Agostino, William L Hamden, US 25 3670
Drubetsky, Lev Coquitlam, CA 24 871
Gross, Jeffrey M Carlsbad, US 52 1915
Naimagon, Alexander Richmond, CA 17 731

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