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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.
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To offset sell orders or a new security offering with buy orders.
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The cosmetic outcome results of our study were also consistent with previously published reports evaluating the use of absorbable sutures in laceration repair.
After 2 weeks of surgery, suture removal was carried out for the patients with nonabsorbable sutures and follow up was done for the patients with absorbable sutures.
Variance analysis results of treatments showed that there are significant differences at 5% level among different levels of added phosphorus, different levels of time duration and interaction effects among them on absorbable phosphorus concentration, dissolved phosphorus and absorbable Zn and Mn in soil.
"Through this exciting R&D partnership with Biotronik, we hope to develop what may be the first drug eluting absorbable metal stent platform," said Frank Litvack, M.D., chairman and CEO at Conor Medsystems.
Currently available synthetic monofilament absorbable sutures can take as many as 180 days to absorb, and other absorbable options, such as gut sutures, have weaker tensile strength and can be brittle, compromising knot security.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 7, 2017-Ethicon wins US FDA approval for SURGICEL Powder Absorbable Hemostat
Global Absorbable and Non Absorbable Sutures Market, By Product Type, Sutures (Absorbable (Natural, Synthetic (Vicryl, Monocryl, Polydioxanone, Polyglycolic)), Non-Absorbable (Nylon, Prolene, Stainless Steel))), By Surgery Type (Cardiovascular, Orthopedic, Gynecology, Opthalmology, General Surgery, Others), By End Users (Hospitals, Ambulatory Centers, Clinics, Community Healthcare, Others), By Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Rest of the World) Trends and Forecast to 2024
Dallas, TX, October 27, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The market for Absorbable and Non-Absorbable Sutures is expected to reach USD 4.3 billion by 2022, growing at 4.3% during the forecast years to 2022.
BMS offers expertise in knitting, braiding, weaving, nonwovens and composites and utilizes a broad offering of biocompatible absorbable and non-absorbable materials in devices, drug delivery and surgical systems for advanced applications such as bifurcated stent grafts, tapered tendon and ligament repair structures, heart valve solutions, and more.
SAN DIEGO - In 500 consecutive cesarean deliveries closed with subcuticular absorbable staples, only one hematoma occurred, and the overall surgical site infection rate was 1.2%, a study has shown.