Patent Number: 8,870,871

Title: Biodegradable bone plates and bonding systems

Abstract: The invention relates to novel internal fixation devices, such as bone plates, generally and novel craniomaxillofacial bone plates more specifically and systems for bonding the same. More specifically, the invention relates to bone plates made of a polymer blend of (poly)lactic acid and Ecoflex as well as a novel hot-melt adhesive polymer blend of the same material.

Inventors: McCarthy; Stephen (Tyngsboro, MA), Weinzweig; Jeffrey (Boston, MA)

Assignee: University of Massachusetts Lowell

International Classification: A61B 17/56 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00