MotifMesh™ 2018-07-04T10:57:10+00:00


A unique macroporous PTFE Hernia mesh with excellent anti-adhesion and bacterial resistant properties.

A unique macroporous PTFE Hernia mesh with excellent anti-adhesion and bacterial resistant properties.

MotifMESHTM is a truly unique, high performance product for hernia repair.  It is made from lightweight condensed Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) offering excellent biocompatibility⁴ with a non-porous ultra-smooth surface.  It’s condensed profile results in a 90% reduction in thickness over predicate devices, improving ease of use and trocar deployment, while ensuring uniform strength and durability.2

Its unique star-motif macroporous open structure facilitate fast incorporation², ⁴, visualisation of underlying tissue, as well as excellent handling and conformability to support patient comfort.  When these characteristics are compared with other predicate devices on the market, MotifMESHTM stands out as a high-performance mesh. ⁴,

Proven performance across key criteria:

Mesh Infection Resistance

Unlike traditional expanded PTFE that features a microporous structure which can encourage bacterial formation, the condensed anti-adhesive smooth surface of MotifMESHTM, offers excellent anti-bacterial qualities to reduce infection risk. ², ³,

Tissue Incorporation

MotifMESHTM is designed with a Star-motif macro-porous structure to optimise tissue integration and healing, reducing the potential for recurrence.3, 5

Visceral Adhesion Resistance

When compared to other hernia mesh, its smooth, anti-adhesive monolayer structure helps to reduce visceral adhesion formation. ³


MotifMESHTM has demonstrated minimal shrinkage in pre-clinical trials, which making it an effective solution for large ventral hernia repair. ⁴

Performance Criteria

v. Flatsheet PTFE Mesh

v. Composite Mesh

v. Biologic Mesh

1: Mesh Infection Resistance Higher Equivalent – Lower Equivalent – Lower
2: Tissue Incorporation Higher Equivalent – Higher Higher
3: Visceral Adhesion Lower Equivalent – Lower Higher
4: Shrinkage Lower Equivalent Lower
5: Relative Pricepoint ca. 60% ca. 50% – 90% ca.  10% – 30%


  1. “Macroporosity and hypdrophobicity of surgical meshes reduce in vivo staphylococcus aureus infection and anchorage”Voskerician et al. (Presented at 4th International Hernia Congress, Sept. 2009)
  2. “Experimental Study on Synthetic and Biological Mesh Implantation in a Contaminated Environment”, Deerenberg et al. (BJS Journal Vol. 99, Issue 12, Dec. 2012)
  3. “An in vitro study assessing the effect of mesh morphology and suture fixation on bacterial adherence”, D Sanders et al. (Springer Link, Hernia, Vol. 17, Issue 6, 779-789, Dec. 2013)
  4. “Foreign body reaction to meshes used for the repair for abdominal wall hernias,” Klinge, U. et al, Eur J Surg (1999); 165: 665-673
  5. “Macroporous condensed poly(tetrafluoroethylene) I. In vivo inflammatory response and healing characteristics”, Voskerician, G et al, J Bio Mat res (2006); 76A: 232-242.
  6. “Macroporous condensed poly(tetrafluoroethylene). II. In vivo effect on adhesion formation and tissue integration”, Voskerician, G et al, J Biomed Mater Res A. 2007 Aug; 82(2):426-35.)
  7. In house benchmark study – data on file.