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PDS Plus Antibacterial (polydioxanone) Suture
PDS Plus Antibacterial Suture is a sterile synthetic absorbable monofilament suture made from the polyester poly (p-dioxanone.) The empirical molecular formula of the polymer is (C4H6O3)n. Polydioxanone polymer has been found to be nonantigenic, nonpyrogenic and elicits only a slight tissue reaction during absorption.1 Product description and safety information is continued in the References section below.*
Plus Sutures – the only sutures with Triclosan available worldwide with antibacterial protection offered by IRGACARE®* MP (Triclosan)**2
*A trademark of BASF
** There are no competitive Triclosan coated sutures that have both FDA clearance and CE Mark as of June 2020.
1. Ethicon, LAB-0012281 rev;7, PDSTM Plus Antibacterial Suture. Instructions for Use. March 2020. Data on File
2. EMEA Market intelligence and internal knowledge. (144092-200619)
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*As of March 2017, per internal research conducted by Ethicon.