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1. (WO2018085068) SHAPEABLE ARTICLES WITH STRUCTURED ELEMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/085068    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/057821
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 24 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 17/02
A61B 17/34
A61F 5/01
A61B 17/00
A61F 2/50
Applicants: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
Inventors: PARTHASARATHY, Ranjani V.
COHEN, Hannah C.
RONG, Haoming
ENGLER, Amanda C.
BEDINGHAM, William
POWLEY, Nicholas R.
KARLS, Korey W.
VOSTAL, Michael J.
SCHOLZ, Matthew T.
STEVENS, Michelle H.
HEAPY, Catherine D.
Title: SHAPEABLE ARTICLES WITH STRUCTURED ELEMENTS
Abstract:
Shapeable articles with structured elements and kits including one or more of the shapeable articles. The shapeable articles described herein have a variety of uses including use as surgical retractors for moving and/or restraining tissue and/or organs to improve access to a surgical site. The shapeable articles described herein can be shaped or manipulated into three-dimensional shapes without the use of tools and hold those shapes after removal of the force required to achieve the shape.