Solid biodegradable device for use in tissue repair

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2002-05-21

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Ashley J. Welch
Karen M. McNally
Brian S. Sorg

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

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A composition and method for a light activated composition for improved wound closure, is disclosed. The composition includes a biodegradable polymer that is impregnated with a solder that is biologically compatible and a chromophoric dye. The chromophoric dye enhances the amount of light energy that the composition absorbs.

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