ALCALACTINE® 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.
In order to ease of operation, ALCALACTINE® sutures are coloured FDA approved D&C violet No:2 or undyed (natural, beige). ALCALACTINE® sutures have been presented in USP 8/0 – USP 2 gauge sizes in a variety of lengths from 10 cm to 150cm , as non-needled or attached to stainless steel needles of varying types and throws as warranted by surgical circumstance and the sizes.