Category: Medical Textiles

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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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Mussel-inspired antimicrobial coating for healthcare fabrics

Spanish researchers have developed a material to fight against the spread of pathogens, infections and antimicrobial resistance, inspired by the substances secreted by mussels to…

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Absorbable hip implant wins innovation competition

CytexOrtho is developing absorbable orthopaedic implants with a unique manufacturing method to help the millions of active patients with early hip disease who are too…

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Lab-spun sponges form scaffolds for skin cells

A new method for electrospinning sponges has allowed scientists from the UK’s University of Surrey to directly produce three-dimensional scaffolds on which skin grafts could…

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Nanofibre-coated bandages fight infection and improve wound healing

A team of researchers at Cornell University has identified a method of harnessing the antioxidant and antibacterial properties of the botanical compound lawsone to make…

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Medical dressing for prevention of pressure ulcers

A medical dressing developed by Mölnlycke Health Care aims to prevent a pressure ulcer from occurring in the first place or prevent the progress of an…

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3D printing technology combines hydrogels and fibres

Scientists in Germany have developed a new type of three-dimensional printing technology that combines hydrogels and fibres.

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US clearance for sterilisation wrap

Ahlstrom has received FDA 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Reliance Fusion sterilisation wrap for the sterilisation of surgical equipment…

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Technology license to develop comfortable mastectomy bra

Since most breast prostheses are designed based on Western models, it is often difficult for breast cancer patients in Asia to find a comfortable fit…

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Textile and polymer laminate layers for implants

A method for the manufacture of a medical implant is provided by Edwards Lifesciences, a medical technology company headquartered in Irvine, California, USA.

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Ontex launches baby swim pants

Ontex Group, a Belgium-based provider of personal hygiene solutions, has launched a baby swim pants range for retailers based on its HappyFit baby pants manufacturing…

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