Fast Absorbable Surgical Suture (PGA)
Fastsorb is synthetic, sterile, absorbable, degraded polyglycolic acid surgical sutures made from homopolymer of polyglycolic acid. Empirical formula of polyglycolic acid is (-O-CH₂-CO-O-CH₂-CO-). Polymer chain disintegrate with gamma radiation. Fastsorb sutures are coated with special coating material made of calcium stearate and polycaprolactone mixture. Fastsorb suture and coating materials is inert, non-collagen, non-antigenic, and non-pyrogenic material.
Fastsorb suture is colourless and has natural beige colour. This suture is generally used in soft tissue coating or bonding including ophthalmic applications. This suture cannot be used on heath, vein, and nerve tissues. Fastsorb surgical suture is for single use only. Fastsorb sutures are manufactured with or without stainless steel needle, between USP 8/0 – USP 6 range, and with various lengths between 45cm to 150cm.