ALCALACTINE®PLUS sutures are synthetic absorbable sterile surgical sutures which are composed of a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactic acid. The braided structure of the suture is coated. Coated suture is prepared by Calcium Stearate and Polyglycolic Acid (30%),- Lactic Acid (70%) mixture. ALCALACTINE®PLUS sutures contain “Chlorhexidine diacetate” a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent.
In order to ease of operation, ALCALACTINE®PLUS sutures are colored violet . ALCALACTINE®PLUS sutures have been presented in USP 5/0 – USP 2 gauge sizes in a variety of lengths from 10 cm to 150 cm , as non-needled or attached to stainless steel needles of varying types and sizes.