MITSU FSTTM is a short-term absorbable braided and coated synthetic suture made of low molecular weight Polyglactin 910. MITSU FSTTM degrades by hydrolysis and assures predictable and reliable absorption.

Made from copolymer of 90% glycolide & 10% lactide, MITSU FSTTM (Polyglactin 910) suture is available as dyed and undyed. The rapid loss of strength characteristic is achieved by use of a polymer material with a lower molecular weight than that of coated MITSU FSTTM(Polyglactin 910) suture.


  • Retention of 50 % knot tensile strength after 5 days
  • Complete mass absorption within 40 to 42 days


  • Episiotomy repair
  • Circumcision
  • Skin closure
  • Closure of oral mucosa
  • Ophthalmic surgery for conjunctiva suturing


  • High initial tensile strength
  • Predictable and constant degradation rate
  • Excellent knot security
  • Excellent handling properties
  • Quick mass absorption

Product overview

Structure Multifilament, Braided
Colour Undyed
Chemical composition Poly(glycolide-co-l-lactide 90/10)
Sizes USP 6/0 (metric 0.5) - USP 2 (metric 5)
Type of absorption Hydrolysis
Sterilisation Gamma radiation