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W.L. Gore's preperitoneal biomaterial hernia repair device wins FDA clearance

The FDA has given W.L. Gore & Associates clearance to market its Synecor preperitoneal biomaterial hernia repair device, which is intended for single-stage placements via laparoscopic, open and robotic applications. The hybrid, biosynthetic device has a macroporous layer of dense, monofilament polytetrafluoroethylene fibers and two enclosing layers of a bioabsorbable copolymer scaffold designed for tissue ingrowth and vascularization.

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