GORE® DUALMESH® PLUS Biomaterial is the first two-surface hernia repair material with antimicrobial technology for controlling potential operative contamination of the material. This advanced ePTFE biomaterial contains two antimicrobial preservative agents, silver carbonate and chlorhexidine diacetate, which act to inhibit microbial colonization of, and resist initial biofilm formation on, the device for up to 14 days post-implantation.

Using zone of inhibition bioassays, substantial preservative activity associated with the device has been demonstrated against laboratory strains and clinical isolates of the following organisms:

  • Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE)
  • Escherichia coli
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Candida albicans
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Group A Streptococcus
  • Acinetobacter baumannii

GORE® DUALMESH® PLUS Biomaterial is also available with holes. These macropores encourage faster tissue incorporation, while maintaining the benefits of GORE® DUALMESH® Biomaterial. It also offers all the performance advantages of GORE® DUALMESH® Biomaterial, such as rapid host tissue incorporation and minimal foreign-body response.