ProGrip™ technology - That's genius

Thanks to its ingenious design, ProGrip™ technology is packed with clever benefits for you, your hernia repair patients, and your hospital. 

Now that's genius.

The brains behind the operation

The ProGrip™ technology was developed in partnership with leading hernia surgeon, Dr Philippe Chastan. See how his expertise can support your hernia repair procedures.

Dr. Chastan & ProGrip™ technology
Dr. Chastan & ProGrip™ technology

The ProGrip™ technology benefits

Immediate fixation

The innovative microgrips secure fixation all over the surface reducing the need for traditional suture, tack or fixation.1-3,15

Cost effectiveness

ProGrip™ technology combines the functionality of mesh and fixation into one device cutting surgical time and costs.4,11

Optimized textile

  • Macroporous structure for optimal tissue integration, less shrinkage*,5,6,7 
  • 40% less foreign material after microgrip resorption5,6


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Dr. Dieter Birk

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Our ProGrip™ technology product portfolio

For inguinal, ventral hernia repair and suture line reinforcement

ProGrip™ Laparoscopic Self-Fixating Mesh


ProGrip™ Self-Gripping Polypropylene Mesh


ProGrip™ Self-Gripping Polyester Mesh


ProGrip™ Self-Gripping Polyester Mesh for Prophylactic Suture-Line Reinforcement

Over 4 million sold, and counting

Our innovative self-fixating mesh is improving hernia care around the world, one patient at a time12

"Rapid, efficient, and safe with low pain and a low hernia recurrence rate"8-10

Developed with the expertise of hernia repair specialist Dr Philippe Chastan, ProGrip™ technology is leading the future of fixation

ProGrip™ technology
That's genius.

The clever design of ProGrip™ technology helps patients recover fast from laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs.12,13
That's genius.

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* non clinical study

  1. Kolbe, T, Hollinsky, C, Walter, I, Joachim, A, Rulicke, T. Influence of a new self-gripping hernia mesh on male fertility in a rat model. Surgical Endoscopy 2010; 24: 455-461. (8 in the reference card) 
  2. Kudsi O Y, Bhurtel P, Paluvoi N, et al. Robotic Repair of Inguinal Hernia: Preliminary Findings of 160 Consecutive Repairs. American Journal of Robotic Surgery. 2015;2(1):16-21(6). 
  3. Klobusicky, P, Hoskovec, D. Reduction of chronic post-herniotomy pain and recurrence rate. Use of the anatomical self-gripping ProGrip laparoscopic 
  4. Ozmen J, Choi V, Hepburn K, Hawkins W, et al. Laparoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal Groin Hernia Repair Using a Self-Gripping Mesh: Clinical Results of 235 Primary and Recurrent Groin Hernias. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015;25(11):915-919. 
  5. Based on internal test report TEX-FP-064a.textile characterization. 2015
  6. Based on internal test report TEX-FP-074a .textile characterization. 2015 
  7. Dirk Weyhe et al.Large pore size and controlled mesh elongation are relevant predictors for mesh integration quality and low shrinkage” - Systematic analysis of key parameters of meshes in a novel minipig hernia model.International Journal of Surgery – 2015 July ; doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.07717
  8. Ronka K, Vironen J, Kossi J, Hulmi T, et al. Randomized Multicenter Trial Comparing Glue Fixation, Self-gripping Mesh, and Suture Fixation of Mesh in Lichtenstein Hernia Repair (FinnMesh Study). Ann Surg. 2015;262(5):714-9 
  9. Sanders DL, Nienhuijs S, Ziprin P, Miserez M, et al. Randomized clinical trial comparing self-gripping mesh with suture fixation of lightweight polypropylene mesh in open inguinal hernia repair. Br J Surg. 2014;101(11):1373-82; 
  10. Birk D, Hess S, Garcia-Pardo C. Low recurrence rate and low chronic pain associated with inguinal hernia repair by laparoscopic placement of Parietex ProGrip mesh: clinical outcomes of 220 hernias with mean follow-up at 23 months. Hernia. 2013;17(3):313-20. 
  11. C. Justinger, J. Mikneviciute, J. Schuld, M. K. Schilling. Effective operative training in hernia repair for junior surgery residents. Eur Surg (2011) 43/1: 45–48
  12. Filip E. Muysoms.A prospective, multicenter, observational study on quality of life after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair with ProGrip laparoscopic, self-fixating mesh according to the European Registry for Abdominal Wall Hernias Quality of Life Instrument.
  13. Erbella J, Erbella A. Laparoscopic Extraperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair Using a Novel Mesh with Self-Fixating Properties. Surgical Science. 2013;04(06):289-291. doi:10.4236/ss.2013.46056
  14. Batabyal P, Haddad RL, Samra JS, Wickins S, et al. Inguinal hernia repair with Parietex ProGrip mesh causes minimal discomfort and allows early return to normal activities. Am J Surg. 2016;211(1):24-30. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.04.019. PMID:26275920
  15. Progrip self-gripping IFU