The first and only suture to inhibit bacterial colonization of the suture. Contains Irgacare MP, a pure form of Triclosan - a proven, broad-spectrum antibacterial used effectively in consumer products for more than 30 years. Creates a zone of inhibition, which prevents bacterial colonization by the pathogens that most often cause surgical site infections. For use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, except for ophthalmic, cardiovascular and neurological tissues. This suture, being absorbable, should not be used where extended approximation of tissue under stress is required. Should not be used in patients with known allergic reactions to Irgacare MP (tricolsan).