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Non-absorbable monofilament suture made of polypropylene and polyethylene

Optilene® is a sterile non-absorbable monofilament surgical suture made of polypropylene and polyethylene. Available in blue for a better visibility.

Optilene® is offered with RacePack® and LongPack® packaging presentations to reduce the memory effect. Other special presentations, including PremiPatch® PTFE pledgets, are also available.


  • Top level consistent tensile strength
  • Excellent surface and smoothness
  • Controlled knot run down
  • Small tissue drag; Reengineered elasticity
  • Controlled suture elongation
  • Increased pliability
  • Good handling and knot tightness
  • Improved thread visibility
  • Low memory effect
  • CV Pass and CV Pass EasyBlack needles


Sizes available USP 10/0 (0.2 metric) to USP2 (5 metric)


  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Microsurgery
  • General soft tissue approximation