ALCALACTINE® RAPID 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. The coating material of the coated sutures consists of a mixture of Calcium Stearate and Poly(glycolic Acid (30%) - lactic acid (70%)). ALCALACTINE® RAPID sutures are sterilized by Gamma Irradiation.
In order to ease of operation, ALCALACTINE® RAPID sutures are colored violet or undyed (natural, beige). ALCALACTINE® RAPID sutures have been presented in USP 6/0 – 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.