The biosyn synthetic absorbable sutures are prepared from gylcomer 631, a synthetic polyester composed of glycolide (60%), dioxanone (14%), and trimethylene carbonate (26%). These sutures are colored violet to increase visibility. Biosyn sutures are indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation including use in ophthalmic surgery, but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological surgery. This suture, being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissue is required. Biosyn synthetic absorbable sutures elicit a minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues, followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Progressive loss of tensile strength and eventual absorption of biosyn synthetic absorbable sutures occurs by means of hydrolysis, where the suture is broken down to glycolic acid, dioxanoic acid, propane diol and carbon dioxide which are subsequently absorbed and metabolized by the body. Subcutaneous tissue implantation studies in rats indicate tensile strength for biosyn synthetic absorbable sutures is approximately 75% of USP and EP minimum knot strength at two weeks and approximately 40% at three weeks post-implant. Absorption begins as a loss of tensile strength without appreciable loss of mass. Absorption of biosyn synthetic absorbable sutures is essentially complete between 90 and 110 days.


  • Excellent initial strength
  • Excellent in-vivo strength over the critical wound healing period
  • Excellent knot security
  • Minimal memory for handling ease


  • Application: Suture
  • Construction: Monofilament
  • Absorption: Absorbable
  • Needle Name: V-20
  • Needle Type: Taper Point
  • Curvature: 1/2 Circle
  • Arms: Single
  • Needle Length: 26 mm
  • Color: Violet
  • Length: 5 inch x 18 inch
  • Size USP: 3-0
  • Metric Value: 2
  • Package Quantity: 12 per Box

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Medtronic Biosyn 5 inch x 18 inch 1/2 Circle Size 3-0 V-20 Monofilament Absorbable Suture, Violet, 12/Box

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    • Products Model: GM63M
    • Manufacturer: Medtronic
    • Condition: New
    • Warranty: Satisfaction Guaranteed

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