Category: Medical Textiles

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Non-organic period products generate large amount of plastic waste

Research from a London, UK-headquartered supplier of personalised, organic period-care products delivered by post has revealed the large amount of plastic waste that results from...

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Mesh suture prevents pull-through

A mesh suture that prevents suture pull-through and improves biocompatibility has been developed by researchers at Northwestern University of Evanston, Illinois, USA.

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Antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal wound dressings with open structures

Wound dressings having antibacterial, antiviral and/or antifungal activity have been developed by ConvaTec Technologies of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Turn Therapeutics to file for clearance of antimicrobial wound matrix

Advanced wound care specialist Turn Therapeutics has announced it has received positive data for its absorbent, antimicrobial regenerative wound matrix called Flex Antimicrobial.

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Antibacterial eye compresses and face masks

UK-based eye care specialist Body Doctor has introduced an antibacterial fabric to its range of eyelid hygiene products with the launch of its AB+ face...

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Using recycled materials in hospital textiles

Hospitals consume vast amounts of disposable nonwoven products, such as sheets and wipes.

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High-strength multi-component suture

A method for making a multi-component and multi-coloured expanded polytetrafluoroethylene monofilament is disclosed by Teleflex Medical.

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TheraCell delivers more than 25,000 licensed bone fibre grafts

TheraCell, a developer of technologies for bone and soft tissue repair, has announced that more than 25,000 of its demineralised bone fibre products have been...

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Blanket warms patients without noise or excessive heat

A surgical blanket that can actively warm a patient without moving the air around them, thereby reducing the risk of infection from airborne pathogens, has...

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FET hits £25m sales in medical device sector

Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) of Gildersome, Leeds, UK, reports sales exceeding £25m in the biomedical sector when its 40th melt spinning system was installed recently...

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Self-adhesive wound dressing with improved wear time

A self-adhesive wound care product with improved wear time has been developed by Mölnlycke Health Care of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Antimicrobial burns dressing chosen for US contracts

Argentum Medical, a manufacturer of silver-plated antimicrobial dressings based in Geneva, Illinois, USA, has been awarded five-year contracts in the US health and defence markets.

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Monofilament mesh gets CE Mark approval

Chicago, Illinois, USA-based Surgical Innovation Associates has secured CE Mark approval for reconstructive and aesthetic indications – including abdominal hernia prophylaxis, breast tissue support and...

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Biocompatible soft tissue implant

A biocompatible soft tissue implant, such as a breast implant, in which biocompatible materials are used as the surface of the implant has been developed...

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Vascular stent for treating aortic aneurysms

A vascular endoprostheses that can be used in particular for the treatment of aortic aneurysms is disclosed by MDB Texinov.

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Callaly secures funding for sustainable innovation

A UK-based start-up is to receive a grant from Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovate Fund to further develop its award-winning period-care product to achieve the highest...

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