ANDERSON, SC, United States
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Absorbable barrier composites are designed for modulated gas and water permeability depending on clinical use and are formed of at least two physicochemically distinct components, one of which is a film adjoined to a knitted mesh and/or electrostatically spun, non-woven fabric. Depending on the physicochemical properties of the barrier composite, it can be used in neurological and urinogenital surgical procedures as well as tissue engineering and/or as physical barriers to prevent adhesion formation following several types of surgical procedures.


Patent
Poly-Med, Inc. | Date: 2017-02-08

An intravaginal ring for the controlled release of at least one bioactive agent may further contain at least one of a non-bioabsorbable microparticulate ion-exchanging polymer, a fully bioabsorbable polymeric matrix, a biostable hydrophilic elastomeric polymeric matrix, a biostable amphiphilic elastomeric polymeric matrix, a biostable elastomeric polymeric matrix containing an inorganic microparticulate, and a biostable elastomeric porous polymeric matrix, each to aid in the release and/or modulate the release of the bioactive agent.


Patent
Poly-Med, Inc. | Date: 2015-12-18

The present invention relates to absorbable block copolymers with improved characteristics including thermal stability, molecular weight consistency, inherent viscosity retention following melt extrusion, and fibers made from the polymers exhibit increased strength.


Patent
Poly-Med, Inc. | Date: 2015-04-01

An intravaginal ring for the controlled release of at least one bioactive agent may further contain at least one of a non-bioabsorbable microparticulate ion-exchanging polymer, a fully bioabsorbable polymeric matrix, a biostable hydrophilic elastomeric polymeric matrix, a biostable amphiphilic elastomeric polymeric matrix, a biostable elastomeric polymeric matrix containing an inorganic microparticulate, and a biostable elastomeric porous polymeric matrix, each to aid in the release and/or modulate the release of the bioactive agent.


An in situ film-forming methyl acetate-based solution of at least one absorbable, segmented block copolymer with amorphous and semi-crystalline segments contains at least one bioactive agent which exhibits antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anesthetic, hemostatic, and/or antineoplastic activity. The absorbable polymers can be a polyaxial copolyester, polyether-ester and polyether-ester urethane. The solution can be applied (e.g., sprayed or swabbed) onto animal and human skin or accessible body cavities to prevent or treat one or more disorders preventable or treatable by the bioactive agent therein.


A family of selectively absorbable/biodegradable, fibrous composite constructs includes different combinations of biostable and absorbable/biodegradable yarns assembled as initially interdependent, load-bearing components, transitioning to exhibit independent functional properties during in vivo end-use. The family of constructs consists of two groups, one group is made of fiber-reinforced composites of high compliance, absorbable matrices of segmented polyaxial copolyesters reinforced with multifilament yarn constructs, which are combinations of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fibers and at least one absorbable/biodegradable fiber selected from silk fibers and multifilament yarns made from linear segmented, l-lactide copolyesters and poly (3-hydroxyalkanoates, are useful in orthopedic, maxillofacial, urological, vascular, hernial repair and tissue engineering applications. The second group is made of coated and uncoated, warp-knitted mesh constructs for use in hernial, vascular, and urological tissue repair and tissue engineering.


Absorbable composite medical devices such as surgical meshes and braided sutures, which display two or more absorption/biodegradation and breaking strength retention profiles and exhibit unique properties in different clinical settings, are made using combinations of at least two types of yarns having distinctly different physicochemical and biological properties and incorporate in the subject construct special designs to provide a range of unique properties as clinically useful implants.


This invention describes a partially absorbable, fiber-reinforced composite in the form of a ring, or a suture-like thread, with modified terminals for use as a controlled delivery system of at least one bioactive agent, wherein said composite comprising an absorbable fiber construct capable of providing time-dependent mechanical properties of a biostable elastomeric matrix containing an absorbable microparticulate ion-exchanger to modulate the release of the bioactive agent(s) for a desired period(s) of time at a specific biological site; this can be a vaginal canal, peritoneal cavity, scrotum, prostate gland, an ear loop or subcutaneous tissue. Such drug delivery systems can be used for the local administration of at least one bioactive agent, including those used as contraceptive, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and/or antiviral agents as well as for cancer treatment.


A fiber-reinforced composite ring for the controlled release of at least one bioactive agent includes a biocompatible matrix reinforced with absorbable/biodegradable fibers capable of providing the mechanical properties needed for inserting and maintaining the ring in a body cavity for a desired period of time. Such ring system as can be used for the intravaginal, intraperitoneal, and subcutaneous delivery of at least one bioactive agent, including those used as contraceptives, antimicrobial agents, and/or antiviral agents, as well as those for the treatment of cancer.


Bioactive liquid formulations are formed of combinations of absorbable, segmented aliphatic polyurethane compositions and liquid polyether for use as vehicles for the controlled release of at least one active agent for the conventional and unconventional treatment of different forms of cancer and the management of at least one type of bacterial, fungal, and viral infection.

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