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|1. (WO2018085068) SHAPEABLE ARTICLES WITH STRUCTURED ELEMENTS|
|Applicants:||3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
|Inventors:||PARTHASARATHY, Ranjani V.
COHEN, Hannah C.
ENGLER, Amanda C.
POWLEY, Nicholas R.
KARLS, Korey W.
VOSTAL, Michael J.
SCHOLZ, Matthew T.
STEVENS, Michelle H.
HEAPY, Catherine D.
|Title:||SHAPEABLE ARTICLES WITH STRUCTURED ELEMENTS|
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.