Until now, the only non-woven, non-permanent options for tissue reinforcement were biologics, but Gore has changed the landscape with a synthetic bioabsorbable alternative.

GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement is a uniquely designed web of biocompatible synthetic polymers that is gradually absorbed by the body, while its 3D matrix of open, highly interconnected pores facilitates tissue generation and healing. As a synthetic tissue scaffold, it is not derived from human or animal tissue but engineered for uniformity, consistency and versatility. Clinical evidence demonstrates that the scaffold is replaced with favorable type I collagen.

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