Mesh Categorization and Product Specifications

Surgical Mesh Categorization

GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement

Consider using GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement for your hernia repair needs. This uniquely designed web of biocompatible synthetic polymers is gradually absorbed by the body. Its 3D matrix of open, highly interconnected pores facilitates cell infiltration and tissue generation, leaving no permanent material behind.

Add A Surgical Mesh Category to Enable Full Savings

In the past, mesh material choice has been driven by the origin of the material. To ensure your facility derives the full benefit of GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement, enable surgeons to choose the appropriate product for the application or procedure where it is needed by including Biosynthetics as your new hospital surgical mesh category.

Surgical mesh category summary:

Permanent Synthetics

  • High strength clinical applications
  • Permanent meshes
  • PTFE, Polypropylene, Polyester

Biologics

  • More challenging clinical applications
  • Animal or human source material
  • Non-permanent meshes that generate tissue

Biosynthetics

  • 3D, open, porous structure facilitates rapid cell infiltration, vascularization
  • Non-permanent mesh that generates tissue without biologic processing or risk of cell or virus transfer
  • Gaining acceptance worldwide as a valuable alternative to biologics and may help reduce hospital costs

With a three-year shelf life and no soaking, refrigeration or tracking required, this versatile, sterile material is the easy-to use performance-proven alternative that offers value for surgeons and hospitals alike.

Product Specifications

GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement is intended for use in the reinforcement of soft tissue. Examples include hernia repair as suture line reinforcement, muscle flap reinforcement and general tissue reconstructions.

Material Composition

A 3D matrix of open, highly interconnected pores facilitates cell infiltration and tissue generation, leaving no permanent material behind.

  • 100% synthetic, bioabsorbable tissue scaffold
  • Rapid cell population and vascularization
  • Scaffold is absorbed in approximately six to seven months