Patent Number: 6,310,166

Title: Sterilized cyanoacrylate solutions containing thickeners

Abstract: A method of making a sterile adhesive composition includes placing a mixture of a polymerizable adhesive monomer and a thickening agent in a container, sealing the container, and sterilizing the mixture and the container. The method provides superior viscosity for the monomer composition. The sterile adhesive composition is particularly useful as a medical adhesive and can comprise 1,1-disubstituted ethylene monomers, such as .alpha.-cyanoacrylates.

Inventors: Hickey; Timothy (Raleigh, NC), Stewart; Ubonwan A. (Durham, NC)

Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation

International Classification: A61L 24/06 (20060101); A61L 24/00 (20060101); C08F 010/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018