GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement is a synthetic bioabsorbable alternative with uniquely designed web of biocompatible synthetic polymers for tissue reinforcement, instead of the non-woven, non-permanent options. It is gradually absorbed by the body, while its 3D matrix of open, highly interconnected pores facilitate tissue generation and healing. It is engineered for uniformity, consistency and versatility as a synthetic tissue scaffold and not derived from human or animal tissue. It was clinically demonstrated that favorable type I collagen replaces the scaffold. It is used with the intentions to reinforce soft tissue. It may be used in hernia repair as suture-line reinforcement, muscle flap reinforcement, and general tissue reconstructions.