What is it about?

There is need of absorbable suture for treatment of wound healing. The absorbable surgical suture has a smaller risk of the reaction of body rejection, has strong characteristics, flexible and able to degrade quickly in the body. There is also no need for the removal of the surgical suture after the wound healing process is over in order to shorten the time and cost.

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Why is it important?

There is possibility of wound to be interfered by microorganisms. The antibacterial agent should be added in absorbable suture.


This publication is original work in biomaterial field using potency of herbal as antibacterial agent in the suture.

Dr Prihartini Widiyanti
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: PLGA-Collagen Composite Synthesis with the Antibacterial Addition of Jatropha curcas L. Leaf Extract as Absorbable Surgical Suture Candidate, Journal of Biomimetics Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, May 2017, Trans Tech Publications, DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/jbbbe.32.90.
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