Tissue stapler having an anti-microbial agent

  • US 10,485,536 B2
  • Filed: 09/08/2015
  • Issued: 11/26/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A stapling assembly, comprising:

  • a staple cartridge comprising an annular array of staple cavities;

    staples removably stored in said staple cavities, wherein each said staple is at least partially coated with a mixture comprising;

    sodium stearate; and

    lauric arginate ethyl ester; and

    an implantable layer, wherein said implantable layer at least partially covers said annular array of staple cavities.

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