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1. (WO2017040108) ADJUNCT MATERIAL TO PROMOTE TISSUE GROWTH

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040108    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048159
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 24 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61L 31/12
A61B 17/00
A61L 31/14
A61L 31/16
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: SHELTON, IV, Frederick E.
ECKERT, Chad E.
VENDELY, Michael J.
HARRIS, Jason L.
Title: ADJUNCT MATERIAL TO PROMOTE TISSUE GROWTH
Abstract:
Adjunct material to promote tissue growth is provided. In general, an implantable adjunct can be configured to be applied to tissue by a surgical stapler in conjunction with staples. The adjunct can have one or more medicants releasably retained therein that are effective to provide a desired effect on tissue in-growth in a predetermined manner. One or more characteristics associated with the adjunct can be altered between various implementations to promote organized tissue remodeling in a desired manner during wound healing, such as by encouraging tissue growth to be in a certain direction and/or by discouraging tissue growth in a certain area and/or on a certain structure.