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1. To trade a security without driving the market price in any direction. That is, a security is said to absorb transactions when they do not cause the price to go up or down.

2. To refrain from passing on a cost to customers. For example, a business absorbs a cost when it must pay an additional $1 per unit in taxes but does not raise a unit's retail price by any amount.


To offset sell orders or a new security offering with buy orders.
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As the INSORB Absorbable Stapler differs markedly from other wound closure products in the market, the Company's sales representatives are present for most initial cases to assist surgeons using its wound closure product for the first time.
By lasting time, the concentration of absorbable phosphorus, dissolved phosphorus, absorbable Zn and Mn decreased that decrease was seen in treatment [t.
2 Utilization of a Porcine Model to Demonstrate the Efficacy of an Absorbable Barbed Suture for Dermal Closure, UTSW, S.
The TephaFLEX Absorbable Suture is engineered to be one of the strongest absorbable fibers known, offering up to 50% greater tensile strength than currently marketed monofilament absorbable sutures.
Lacrisolve(TM) Absorbable Punctum Plug is a great addition to our portfolio of ophthalmic products," said Lauren M-C Bluett, Director of Quality Assurance.
The sub product segments analyzed include Artificial and Cultured Skin, Collagen Products, Non-Collagen Products, Impregnated Dressings & Adhesives, Alginates, Films, Foams, Hydrocolloids, Hydrogels, Adhesive Bandages, Cleansing Products, Debriding Products, Gauzes, Internal Staplers, Skin Staplers, Surgical/Ligature Clips, Vascular Clips, Absorbable Sutures, Non-absorbable Sutures, Surgical Sealant, and Tape Closures.
PRODUCT ANALYSIS II-14 Surgical Stapler Products II-14 Stapler Products: Replacement for Manual Suturing II-14 Sutures Products II-15 Sweeping Changes in the Kinds of Suture Material Used II-15 Applications of Sutures II-15 Sutures Classification II-16 Absorbable and Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture II-16 Monofilament and Multifilament II-16 Absorbable Suture Materials II-16 Surgical Gut or Catgut II-16 Chromic Gut II-16 Fast-Absorbing Gut II-16 Polyglycolic Acid II-17 Polyglactin II-17 Polydioxanone II-17 Polytrimethylene Carbonate II-17 Polyglecaprone II-17 Uses of Absorbable Sutures II-18 Characteristics of Absorbable Sutures II-18
The smooth, easy-flowing gel is composed of pure, absorbable medical polymers that have a long history of safe use in pharmaceutical, medical device, and nutritional products.