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1. (WO2017040189) INDUCING TISSUE ADHESIONS USING SURGICAL ADJUNCTS AND MEDICANTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040189    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048608
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61L 31/16
A61B 17/00
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: SHELTON, IV, Frederick E.
HARRIS, Jason L.
VENDELY, Michael J.
SCHEIB, Charles J.
Title: INDUCING TISSUE ADHESIONS USING SURGICAL ADJUNCTS AND MEDICANTS
Abstract:
Tissue adhesions using surgical adjuncts and medicants are provided. In general, an implantable adjunct can have one or more medicants releasably retained therein that are configured to induce tissue adhesions. The adjunct can be configured to be applied to lung tissue in conjunction with surgical staples using a surgical stapler. Pleurodesis can be encouraged through delivery of the adjunct to the lung tissue.