ALCALACTINE® PGLA - PGLA, USP 6/0, 18mm, 3/8, Reverse Cutting, 75cm, Dyed


ALCALACTINE® sutures are synthetic absorbable sterile surgical sutures which are composed of a copolymer made from 90% glycolide and 10% L-lactic acid. The coating of the suture consists of a mixture of Calcium Stearate and Poly (glycolic Acid (30%) - lactic acid (70%).

ALCALACTINE® sutures are coloured FDA approved D&C violet No:2 or undyed (natural beige).  ALCALACTINE® sutures are presented in USP 6/0 – 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 sizes.

Areas of usage:

General Surgery, Ophthalmic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gynaecology, Urology, Skin Closure, Orthopaedic Surgery, General Soft Tissue Approximation and/or Ligation

3/8 Circle3/8 CircleReverse Cutting Edge

$168.00 GST excl.

Single Box Price | 12 Sutures per Box

Suture characteristics
Absorbable Multifiament
Chemical structure
90% glycolide and 10% L-lactic acid synthetic, absorbable, braided surgical suture
Poly (glycolide-co-L-lactide) and Calcium Sterate
Violet - Undyed
Wound support
~30 days
~56 - 70 days
Tensile strength
2nd week ~75% | 3rd week ~ 40-50% wound support
USP range
6/0 - 2
Sterilization characteristics
EO (Ethylene Oxide)
Product characteristics
Excellent tensile strength, excellent knot tying, minimum tissue reaction
In aluminum foil packages, with needle or without needle
Needle types
Taper point, reverse cutting, taper cut, blunt point, diamond, spatula, straight
Suture lengths
10 to 150cm