Category: Medical Textiles

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Active knitted compression garments

Garments made of active and passive knitted materials that provide desired levels of compression have been developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota of...

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Dermal patch for preventing pressure ulcers

A dermal patch for preventing the development of pressure ulcers has been developed by Freudenberg.

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Recombinant spider silk fibres enter biomedical field

Biotechnology company Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, a developer of genetically engineered spider silk-based fibre technologies, has announced the first sample shipment of its recombinant spider silk...

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Dressings with improved extensibility, elasticity and conformability

Dressings such as bandages or tapes having improved extensibility, elasticity and conformability for better coverage of movable areas such as joints are disclosed by Johnson...

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Silk-based regenerative implant to prevent total knee replacement

A European research team focused on transforming silk into substitute knee cartilage will launch clinical trials in Hungary and the UK later this year with...

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Customised comfort bra aids recovery from mastectomy

Researchers at the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel have developed a novel mastectomy bra by employing ergonomic design and three-dimensional material engineering...

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Coloured suture improves visual contrast in critical surgical procedures

Honeywell is expanding its Spectra MG biofibre portfolio with a blue-hued fibre that provides a strong visual aid to better differentiate between multiple suture sets...

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Dressing materials for moderate to heavily exuding wounds

A wound dressing for treating moderate to heavily exuding wounds is disclosed by Advanced Medical Solutions.

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Adhesive wound dressing for tips of fingers or toes

An adhesive wound dressing that can be applied to the extremities of a human body while applying some tension onto the wound has been developed...

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FDA clears antibiotic-embedded hernia mesh

Ariste Medical has achieved US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market its drug-embedded, polypropylene hernia mesh in the US.

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Personal hygiene wipes honoured with IDEA Achievement Award

LifeSavers Wipes received the IDEA Short-Life Product Achievement Award at the IDEA event for nonwovens and engineered fabrics held in March in Miami Beach, Florida,...

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Bandages for the treatment of diabetic ulcers

A team of Russian scientists from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) MISIS, Moscow, and the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of SB...

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Joint development of nonwovens for use in stem cell culture

Mitsui Chemicals has launched a project with FullStem for the joint development of high-performance nonwovens to be used in the high-density, large-scale culture of stem...

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Ultrathin coating process for film/nonwoven composites

Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating, a producer of cast film, sheet extrusion and extrusion coating lines, showcased a new production process for film/nonwoven composites with low...

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Oro-nasal patient interface

An oro-nasal interface that features a frame including a textile material and a seal-forming structure provided to the frame has been developed by ResMed of...

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Synthetic fabric material for prosthetic heart valves

Synthetic fabric materials that can be used in various medical devices, particularly collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves useful for delivery through a catheter or trocar, have...

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