Category: Medical Textiles


Smart bandages could revolutionise the treatment of chronic wounds

A team of US researchers from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and the California Institute of Technology is developing…

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Textile used as a paravalvular leakage seal

An implantable medical device, such as a prosthetic heart valve, which includes a textile used as a paravalvular leakage seal is disclosed by Edwards Lifesciences,…

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Modular medical dressing with tearable portions

A modular medical dressing that includes pre-defined tearable portions has been developed by Becton, Dickinson & Co of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, USA.

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Flexible compression-applying wearable for arthritic hands

A flexible compression-applying wearable for a hand is disclosed by Julianne Quintana of Huntington Beach, California, USA.

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Soft fabric necklace monitors care of preterm, low-birthweight infants

Researchers at Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a fabric-based wearable technology as a lightweight, soft fabric necklace worn by the caregiver…

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Asahi Kasei opens plant for virus removal filters

Asahi Kasei Medical has completed the construction of its third assembly plant for Planova virus removal filters in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan.

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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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