Category: Medical Textiles

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Expandable cardiovascular patch for treating CHD

A Japanese consortium comprising Teijin, Fukui Tateami and Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University have announced that a novel surgical patch, to be marketed under the...

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Skirted hernia mesh prevents inversion

A reinforced skirted mesh for use in hernia repair is disclosed by Covidien, now part of Dublin, Ireland-headquartered Medtronic.

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Wound dressing with reinforced fibre web

Materials for the manufacture of absorbent wound dressings having improved strength and handling characteristics have been developed by 3M of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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Wearing face masks did not reduce risk of Covid-19 infection after first wave

New research from the UK’s University of East Anglia has found that wearing face masks did not lower the risk of Covid-19 infection following the...

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Hospital gown designed to improve patient experience

A new patient apparel brand that features sustainable, functional and cost-effective hospital gowns and recovery wear to improve the patient experience has been developed by...

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Customised mastectomy bra wins award

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel has received the 2024 Edison Gold Award in the Social and Cultural Impact (Health & Wellness)...

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New concept for sustainable period underwear

Kelheim Fibres and Gebrüder Otto showed their joint concept aimed at making period underwear more sustainable and high performing at the Techtextil trade fair, which...

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Protection against sepsis pathogens

At April’s Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Heraeus Precious Metals received a Techtextil Innovation Award in the New Technology category for an...

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Reusable sanitary and incontinence article

A reusable sanitary or incontinence article has been developed by underwear producer Seamprint.

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Nanosilver-impregnated silk suture

A team of researchers from ENES-Leon, which is affiliated to the National Autonomous University of Mexico, has developed a highly stable colloidal synthesis of positively...

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Implantable fibres, yarns and textiles

Medically implantable fibres, yarns and textiles have been developed by Edwards Lifesciences, a medical technology company headquartered in Irvine, California, USA.

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New president and CEO of Solesis

Solesis, a manufacturer of textile- and polymer-based healthcare solutions for the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries, headquartered in Telford, Pennsylvania, USA, has appointed John Witkowski...

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Sustainable choices for plastic-free hygiene products

Once thrown away, disposable hygiene items such as diapers and sanitary pads can take hundreds of years to decompose because their absorbent parts and waterproof...

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Implant fabrication using 3D woven fabric

A method of fabricating a docking device for a bioprosthesis, such as an implantable bioprosthetic heart valve, has been developed by Edwards Lifesciences.

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Smart protection for delicate skin

Scientists at Empa in Switzerland are launching two smart solutions for treating pressure sores as a result of partnerships with industry.

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Gender-specific mesh implant

A gender-specific implantable mesh for inguinal hernia repair, which is common in men, has been developed by Hexagon Health of Beverly Hills, California, USA.

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