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1. (WO2013148820) TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISED OF A PLURALITY OF MATERIALS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/148820    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/034081
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 28 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A61B 17/072
A61B 17/115
Applicants: ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.
Inventors: SHELTON, Frederick, E., IV
SWAYZE, Jeffrey, S.
YANG, Chunlin
HENDERSON, Cortney, E.
ARONHALT, Taylor, W.
SCHEIB, Charles, J.
ALDRIDGE, Jeffrey, L.
SCHMID, Katherine, J.
Title: TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISED OF A PLURALITY OF MATERIALS
Abstract:
In various embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator (22770) can comprise a plurality of fibers (22773, 22774). In at least one embodiment, such fibers can include a plurality of first fibers (22773) comprised of a first material and a plurality of second fibers (22774) comprised of a second material. A tissue thickness compensator can comprise a plurality of layers wherein each layer can be comprised of one or more medicaments. Certain embodiments arc disclosed herein for manufacturing a tissue thickness compensator comprising fibers, for example.