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Market Leading Sutures

Focused on providing healthcare surgeons and professionals with wound closure solutions of the highest quality and precision. Meril is entering the veterinary industry after resounding success in human health, rivalling top brands used by leading hospitals across the UK. 

Meril sutures are of the highest quality, FDA approved, CE marked and satisfy all the relevant needs of standards around the world. Trials with Meril sutures have concluded that they are equally as good as the market leaders - and in many instances better.

Meril’s extensive range of sutures are made of the finest quality materials, both absorbent & non-absorbent, all of which offer excellent handling properties and good knot security. 

Environmental Commitment

Meril are dedicated to the optimal utilisation of our natural resources. As an ISO-14001:2015 certified company, they are committed to the conservation of biodiversity. In line with this commitment, Meril is set to implement an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) system. Meril's waste management methods are centred around the principles of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. 

Since 2013, Meril has focused on tree plantation initiatives. Meril conduct plantations on their premises each World Environment Day and distribute over 2000 plants annually to their employees for plantation on their own land.

They have prohibited plastic bags within the Meril campus and provide biodegradable or reusable carry bags to all employees once a year.

Furthermore, Meril has obtained EPR registration in accordance with the Plastic Waste Management Rule 2022 and complies with all its requirements. 

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Meril - What's The Difference?

Meril sutures are a popular choice among medical professionals. Their unique strength sets them apart from other leading brands, while the excellent handling and smoothness of Meril sutures contribute to easier and more precise surgical procedures, leading to better patient outcomes.

With flashpoint premium cutting, the needles provide precise and efficient cutting during procedures. Customisations to both the suture and needle, mean they're easy to configure to your specific needs.

Meril sutures have no memory in cardiovascular polypropylene, which allows them to be easily manipulated during surgery, reducing the risk of complications.

Moreover, Meril uses an 18 monofilament thread, which is stronger and more durable than the commonly used 16 monofilament thread. Calcium stearate and polyglactin 370 coatings are used to enhance their smoothness, and prevent tissue damage and reduce tissue reactions. 

Feel the difference yourself

Up to 10%

Stronger Needles

Handling Properties

Knot Security

Try them for yourself

Get hands on with Meril sutures yourself & see how they compare to what you're already using. 

Request a FREE trial, and we'll get you started with Meril sutures, to see if you prefer the difference. 

We make swapping easy

Looking to try Meril sutures, but unsure of what type you need?
Take a look at the brands in the table, and easily identify the like-for-like alternative.

If you have any more questions about which suture is right for you - feel free to call us on 01304 831 831, or email us at

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The Meril Suture Range

Absorbable Sutures

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Meril - MITSU

The most versatile choice of suture for soft tissue approximation, and best-in-class raw material, ensuring reliability. Sharper needles allow for easy and effortless penetration, providing consistent performance at every pass due to high needle-thread integrity.

MITSU is a mid-term absorbable braided and coated synthetic suture made of Poly (glycolide-co-l-lactide)(90/10). MITSU degrades by hydrolysis and assures predictable and reliable absorption.

  • Retains 74% knot tensile strength for up to 14 days
  • Retains 50% knot tensile strength for up to 21 days 
  • Complete mass absorption within 56 to 70 days  

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MITSU FST offers reliable short-term wound support with minimal tissue trauma.

It is a short-term absorbable, braided, and coated synthetic suture, made of low molecular weight Polyglactin 910 (copolymer of 90% glycolide and 10% lactide). It degrades by hydrolysis, assuring predictable and reliable absorption.

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MEGASORB is a mid-term absorbable braided and coated synthetic suture made of Polyglycolic acid. It degrades by hydrolysis and provides predictable and reliable absorption.

MEGASORB suture is coated with a mixture of Caprolactone and Calcium Stearate. It is dyed violet with an FDA-approved colour additive.

  • Retains 70%-80% knot tensile strength for up to 14 days
  • Retains 50% knot tensile strength for up to 21 days
  • Complete mass absorption between 60 to 90 days

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FILAPRON is a reliable choice for scarless sub-cuticular suturing.

FILAPRON (Polyglecaprone 25) is a dyed/undyed short-term absorbable synthetic monofilament suture composed of poly (glycolide-co-caprolactone).

  • Dyed retains 60%-80% knot tensile strength for up to 7 days
  • Dyed retains 30%-40% knot tensile strength for up to 14 days 
  • Undyed retains 50%-60% knot tensile strength for up to 7 days  
  • Undyed retains 20%-30% knot tensile strength for up to 14 days
  • Complete mass absorption between 90 to 120 days

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FILAXYN endures strength for long-term wound support.

This monofilament synthetic absorbable suture is composed of Poly (p-dioxanone), and is used when prolonged wound support is desirable and an absorbable suture is preferred.

  • Retains 70% knot tensile strength for up to 14 days
  • Retains 50%-60% knot tensile strength for up to 28 days
  • Complete mass absorption within 180 to 220 days 

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Non-Absorbable Sutures


FILAMIDE has versatility in application along with exceptional knot security.

It is a non-absorbable synthetic monofilament suture made of polyamide 6 and polyamide 6.6 (dyed black).

Meril FILAMIDE is the preferred choice in skin closure, and microsurgery procedures

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FILAPROP - Distinguished strength for life long support.
FILAPROP polypropylene suture is a non-absorbable synthetic monofilament suture made of an isotactic crystalline stereoisomer of polypropylene, a synthetic linear polyolefin.

FILAPROP is also offered in a reduced memory tray as well as long folders to avoid the memory effect.

Other Products


MeriGlu Topical Skin Adhesive is a waterproof formula consisting of monomeric N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate, which polymerises quickly when comes in contact with tissue fluid.

MeriGlu is intended for topical application to close easily approximated skin edges of wounds from surgical incisions.

Meril - MIRUS

MIRUS Skin Stapler is a sterile, single-patient use instrument, designed to deliver precise stainless steel staples for routine wound closure.

It has 35 pins which are medical grade 316L stainless steel and forms a precise rectangular shape staple formation.

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If you have any more questions about what suture is right for you or simply require more information - feel free to call us on 01304 831 831, or email us at