Staple cartridge comprising an implantable layer

  • US 10,335,150 B2
  • Filed: 06/29/2015
  • Issued: 07/02/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A staple cartridge assembly for stapling patient tissue, comprising:

  • a staple cartridge including a deck, wherein said deck comprises a plurality of staple cavities, and wherein said deck is configured to support the tissue;

    a plurality of staples removably stored in said staple cavities;

    an implantable layer positioned adjacent to said deck, wherein said implantable layer comprises a composite absorbable material, wherein said composite absorbable material comprises at least two distinct fibrous materials, and wherein at least one freeze-dried medicament is releasably held on at least one of said fibrous materials; and

    a liquid impermeable film wrapped around said staple cartridge and said implantable layer.

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