W L Gore & Associates (Gore) has launched the GORE Synecor Intraperitoneal Biomaterial in Europe, the Middle East and South Africa. The device was designed to address unmet needs in complex hernia repair, providing rapid vascularity and permanent strength with a low profile for single, effective hernia repair. The GORE SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial is conceived for ease of use during laparoscopic, robotic and open surgical procedures. The tri-layer hybrid material was first approved and launched in 2016 in the US and received CE mark approval in June 2020.
”I am very happy to see a new prosthetic material, with excellent clinical background and promising added-value in tissue integration under the new paradigm in minimally invasive abdominal wall reconstruction,” said Dr Salvador Morales-Conde, President-elect of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons and General Digestive Surgeon, Chief of the Innovation Unit, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain.
As pioneers in the mid-term bioabsorbable mesh category, Gore is persistent in the innovation of material solutions so that surgeons have quality material options when assessing the risk for complications in complex cases.
The intraperitoneal biomaterial is flexible and conformable, with memory for easy unrolling, handling and optimal placement. The material absorbs bodily fluids and no pre-soaking is needed.
The unique three layers of GORE SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial are designed to promote rapid vascularity with minimal permanent material. The device is composed of:
- Parietal Surface: Gore 3D PGA:TMC web scaffold generates high-quality tissue via rapid cellular infiltration. Vascularisation is reported within seven days and tissue ingrowth within one month
- Mid-Layer: Macroporous knit of dense monofilament PTFE fibres designed with a fibre diameter similar to lightweight mesh but with the strength of heavyweight mesh.
- Visceral surface: Non-porous PGA:TMC film provides intra abdominal protection, minimizing the risk of adhesion formation to the material
“This global expansion introduces a new category of synthetic hybrid material in Europe, Middle East and South Africa for surgeons to use in complex ventral hernia repair,” said David Lane, General Medical Products Business Leader at Gore.
To learn more, register to attend the Gore Complex Ventral Hernia Symposium on March 16, 2021. Register here
GORE SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial is part of a portfolio of surgical devices featuring Gore’s proven synthetic material, including GORE BIO-A Tissue Reinforcement, GORE SEAMGUARD Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement, GORE-TEX Soft Tissue Patch and GORE DUALMESH Biomaterial.