FDA approves new biomaterial for hernia repair



The Food and Drug Administration has granted 510K clearance to Gore Medical for a new biomaterial for hernia repair, according to a Gore statement.

Gore describes the product – GORE SYNECOR Biomaterial – as having a “unique structure,” which prevents surgeons from having to choose between using a “permanent material” and an “absorbable, nonpermanent material” when deciding which biomaterial to use for a hernia repair.

GORE SYNECOR Biomaterial is composed of the following:

• Dense monofilament polytetrafluoroethylene macroporous knit.

• GORE BIO-A Web, “a tissue scaffold with proven outcomes in contaminated hernia repair. providing rapid vascularization and ingrowth in complex repairs.”

• Nonporous PGA/TMC film.

No precertification is required for surgeons to implant GORE SYNECOR Biomaterial.

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