Multifilament

MEPFIL-II

Upgraded PGA Absorbable Braid

Feature

MEPFIL II is an excellent handling synthetic absorbable surgical braid made of polyglycolic acid(PGA).

The coating materials of MEPFIL II are calcium stearate and the copolymer made from 30% glycolide and 70% L-lactide.

The retention strength of MEPFIL II is more than 65% of the initial strength after 14 days at 37°C.

MEPFIL II is available for dyed(violet, green) and undyed(beige).

Excellent handling and performance, knot security, smooth passage with not issue tearing, knot holding security

Specification of braid

appearance

Color, Surface

knot pull tensile strength

Refer to the following table

knot security

Internal Spec.

Tie-down

Internal Spec.

Retention of strength

More than 65% of the initial strength after 14 days at 37°C

Water content

Less than 400ppm

Diameter

The diameter of PGLA braid could be slightly over the specification

Size Diameters by EP or USP methods mm
Average value Individual value
USP EP Gauge No. Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
8-0 0.4 0.040 0.049 0.035 0.060
7-0 0.5 0.050 0.069 0.045 0.085
6-0 0.7 0.070 0.099 0.060 0.125
5-0 1 0.100 0.149 0.085 0.175
4-0 1.5 0.150 0.199 0.125 0.225
3-0 2 0.200 0.249 0.175 0.275
2-0 3 0.300 0.339(0.349)* 0.275 0.375
0(1-0) 3.5 0.350 0.399 0.325 0.450
1 4 0.400 0.499 0.375 0.550
2 5 0.500 0.599 0.450 0.650
3&4(3+4) 6 0.600 0.699 0.550 0.750
5 7 0.700 0.799 0.650 0.850
6 8 0.800 0.899 0.750 0.950

( )* : EP Method

Knot Pull tensile strength

Size Mnimum average value MEPFIL,
Minimum Individaul value
After 14days at 37°C kgf
USP EP Gauge No. Initial strength
USP method kgf
Initial strength
EP method N
8-0 0.4 0.07 0.7 0.07
7-0 0.5 0.14 1.4 0.14
6-0 0.7 0.25 2.5 0.25
5-0 1 0.68 6.8 0.64
4-0 1.5 0.95 9.5 0.92
3-0 2 1.77 17.7 1.35
2-0 3 2.68 26.8 2.26
0(1-0) 3.5 3.90 39 2.91
1 4 5.08 50.8 4.29
2 5 6.35 63.5 5.81
3&4(3+4) 6 7.29 72.9 6.90
5 7 (8.80)+ (88.0)+
6 8 (10.30)+ (103.0)+

( )+ : Specification of Meta Biomed Co,.Ltd

Quantity per spool

USP2EP5

500m/spool

USP1EP4

1,000m/spool

USP0EP3.5

1,000m/spool

USP2-0EP3

1,000m/spool

USP3-0EP2

1,000m/spool

USP4-0EP1.5

1,000m/spool

USP5-0EP1

1,000m/spool

USP6-0EP0.7

1,000m/spool

Packaging Process

Spool

Aluminum pouch

Aluminum pouch

PP can

MEPFIL-II

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