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*  Vicryl
... and other polyglycolic-acid sutures may also be treated for more rapid breakdown ("Vicryl Rapide") in rapidly healing ... Other brands of polyglycolic acid suture include PolySyn, Surgicryl, Polysorb and Dexon, all of which are manufactured by ... has been used generically referring to any synthetic absorbable suture made primarily of polyglycolic acid. ... Vicryl is a copolymer of lactide (a cyclic diester of lactic acid) and glycoside. In practice, vicryl comes as braided, dyed or ...
*  Kureha Chemical Industries
One of the company's long term investments is in polyglycolic acid (PGA). The company developed a mass scale manufacturing ... West Virginia to be located nearby a Dupont plant that produces glycolic acid, a primary feedstock for PGA. "Kureha's Gamble: ...
*  Surgical suture
Absorbable suture materials include the original catgut as well as the newer synthetics polyglycolic acid, polylactic acid, ... Most modern sutures are synthetic, including the absorbables polyglycolic acid, polylactic acid, Monocryl and polydioxanone as ... Polyglycolic acid was discovered in the 1960s and implemented in the 1970s. Today, most sutures are made of synthetic polymer ... They are broken down by various processes including hydrolysis (polyglycolic acid) and proteolytic enzymatic degradation. ...
*  Tricalcium phosphate
It may be used alone or in combination with a biodegradable, resorbable polymer such as polyglycolic acid. It may also be ... Tricalcium phosphate (sometimes abbreviated TCP) is a calcium salt of phosphoric acid with the chemical formula Ca3(PO4)2. It ... Tricalcium phosphate is produced commercially by treating hydroxyapatite with phosphoric acid and slaked lime. It cannot be ... Phosphoric Acid and Phosphates. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a19_ ...
*  Surgical staple
Synthetic absorbable (bioabsorbable) staples are also now becoming available, based on polyglycolic acid, as with many ...
*  Davis & Geck
Its Dexon brand of sutures, introduced in the 1970s, was made with a man made organic material called polyglycolic acid. This ...
*  Polyglycolide
... or poly(glycolic acid) (PGA), also spelled as polyglycolic acid, is a biodegradable, thermoplastic polymer and ... Schmitt, E.: "Polyglycolic acid in solutions", U.S. Pat 3 737 440, 1973 Lowe, C. E.: "Preparation of high molecular weight ... The degradation product, glycolic acid, is nontoxic, and it can enter the tricarboxylic acid cycle, after which it is excreted ... Currently polyglycolide and its copolymers (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) with lactic acid, poly(glycolide-co-caprolactone) ...
*  Biodegradable polymer
There are reports of using polyglycolic acid and polylactic acid to engineer vascular tissue for heart repair. The scaffold can ... For example, polylactic acid, poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid, and poly(caprolactone), all of which are biodegradable, have been ... The ROP of cyclic dimeric glycolic or lactic acid forms α-hydroxy acids which then polymerize into poly-(α-esters). A variety ... Proteins are made from amino acids, which contain various functional groups. These amino acids come together again through ...
*  Polymer
For example, a copolymer of polylactic acid and polyglycolic acid is employed in hydrolysable stitches that slowly degrade ... Nylon 6,6 is susceptible to acid hydrolysis, and in one accident, a fractured fuel line led to a spillage of diesel into the ... The monomers are terephthalic acid (HOOC-C6H4-COOH) and ethylene glycol (HO-CH2- CH2-OH) but the repeating unit is -OC-C6H4-COO ... Prominent examples include the reaction of nitric acid and cellulose to form nitrocellulose and the formation of vulcanized ...
*  Surgical mesh
... made from polyglycolic acid, and prolene, a non-reabsorbable polypropylene. Data of mechanical and biological behaviors of mesh ...
*  Epineurial repair
Conduits made from polyglycolic acid, a bioabsorbable substance used for dissolvable sutures, reduce the problems associated ... In a study on nerve repair comparing nerve grafts and polyglycolic acid conduits, there was no statistical differences, but 2- ...
*  List of MeSH codes (D14)
... polyglycolic acid MeSH D25.720.741 --- polyethylene glycols MeSH D25.720.741.250 --- cetomacrogol MeSH D25.720.741.485 --- ... polymethacrylic acids MeSH D25.720.716.822.111.650.605 --- methyl methacrylates MeSH D25.720.716.822.111.650.605.450 --- methyl ...
*  Lycasin
... but should not be confused with the polyglycolic acid suture of the same name which is produced by a different company. ...
*  Tissue engineering
Similar materials are polyglycolic acid (PGA) and polycaprolactone (PCL): their degradation mechanism is similar to that of PLA ... collagen is dissolved into acidic solutions of acetic acid or hydrochloric acid that are cast into a mold, frozen with liquid ... Among GAGs hyaluronic acid, possibly in combination with cross linking agents (e.g. glutaraldehyde, water-soluble carbodiimide ... A commonly used synthetic material is PLA - polylactic acid. This is a polyester which degrades within the human body to form ...
*  List of MeSH codes (D05)
... polyglycolic acid MeSH D05.750.741.250 --- cetomacrogol MeSH D05.750.741.485 --- hydrogel MeSH D05.750.741.575 --- nonoxynol ... polymethacrylic acids MeSH D05.750.716.822.111.650.605 --- methyl methacrylates MeSH D05.750.716.822.111.650.605.450 --- methyl ... fatty acid synthetase complex MeSH D05.500.562.452 --- glycine decarboxylase complex MeSH D05.500.562.452.100 --- ...
*  List of drugs: Pj-Pra
... polyglycolic acid (INN) Polymox polymyxin B (INN) polynoxylin (INN) polysorbate 1 (INN) polysorbate 120 (INN) polysorbate 20 ( ...
*  Ocular prosthesis
A variety of wrapping materials have been used to cover porous implants, including polyglactin or polyglycolic acid mesh, ...
*  PGA
... a polymer of the glutamic acid (one of proteinogenic amino acids) Polyglycolic acid, another name for polyglycolide Propylene ... 3-Phosphoglyceric acid (or glycerate 3-phosphate), a chemical substance that is a metabolic intermediate in both glycolysis and ...
*  Synthetic biodegradable polymer
"Biodegradable polymers for use in surgery-polyglycolic/poly(actic acid) homo- and copolymers: 1". Polymer. 20 (12): 1459. doi: ...
*  Artificial antigen presenting cells
Materials which have been used include poly (glycolic acid), poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid), iron-oxide, liposomes, lipid ...
*  Nerve guidance conduit
The polymers in the PLGA family include poly (lactic acid) (PLA), poly (glycolic acid) (PGA), and their copolymer poly (lactic- ... and the ratio of glycolic acid to lactic acid subunits. Because of a methyl group, lactic acid is more hydrophobic than ... PCL was chosen over poly (lactic acid) (PLA) and poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), because it is insoluble in HEMA but ... added Poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA) microfilaments to hollow poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and silicon tubes. The microfiber guidance ...