Disinfectant with durable activity based on alcohol-soluble quaternary ammonium polymers and copolymers

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US8343523B2

Abstract

Natural or synthetic rubber surgical elements such as tubing, catheters, drains and gloves are \"lubricated\" so as to prevent sticking during storage, and permit easier emplacement, such as putting on the gloves by a surgeon or nurse, by applying to the surface of the rubber element finely divided polyglycolic acid powder. The polyglycolic acid powder is readily absorbed by living tissue without deleterious tissue reaction, thus minimizing tissue reaction from the transfer of the powder from the element such as a glove to internal sites in a subject.

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