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Ocular antimicrobial drug delivery bandage

Contact lenses commonly become infected by bacteria and fungi, which can lead to large numbers of doctor and hospital visits annually, at a significant cost...

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Global healthcare fabrics market to reach US$16.1bn by 2026

Amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the global market for healthcare fabrics was estimated at US$10.

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Pad prevents recurring urinary tract infections

A pad that prevents recurring urinary tract infections and other infectious diseases has been developed by Tecuro Medical of Luzern, Switzerland.

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Anaesthetic bandage to alleviate pain from injections

Pain associated with many routine vaccines and injections often cause discomfort for patients – particularly children and, by extension, their parents.

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Elastic nonwoven composite fabrics have potential for medical use

A new nonwoven composite that is stretchable, breathable and absorbent is claimed to be a more sustainable alternative to materials currently used to make medical...

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Absorbable stitches with antibacterial protection

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is recommending the adoption of absorbable stitches with antibacterial protection for use on the UK’s National...

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Environmentally sustainable fabrics launched

UK-based textile manufacturer Meryl Medical has launched a range of environmentally sustainable fabrics, developed in partnership with Nylstar Hydrogen Technologies.

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Biocompatible textile mesh from palm fibres

Natural materials have been gaining popularity in recent years as sustainable alternatives for use in tissue engineering, which requires scaffolds with complex architectures, low cost...

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Compression garment for lymphoedema treatment

A compression garment for the treatment of lymphoedema has been developed by Thuasne of Levallois-Perret, France.

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Knitted haemostatic bandage

A knitted bandage claimed to provide excellent haemostatic properties and fluid absorbency has been developed by medical device company Beeken Biomedical.

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