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Compression hosiery with patterned appearance

A method for making improved patterned compression hosiery products is disclosed by BSN Medical of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, part of Essity’s Medical Solutions business...

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Sustainable wound care at Compamed

Freudenberg Performance Materials showcased its multi-layer material compositions of hydrophilic polyurethane foams and hydroactive nonwovens for sustainable wound care at November’s Compamed medical technology trade...

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Essity acquires sports tape brands from J&J

Sweden-based hygiene and health company Essity has acquired Johnson & Johnson Consumer’s professional sports tape brands Coach, Elastikon and Zonas, which are established products in...

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Expanded range of wetlaid nonwoven sterilisation wraps

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has expanded its Reliance portfolio in the US to include the Dextex range of wetlaid nonwoven sterilisation wraps.

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Reusable healthcare isolation gown

Accel Unite has developed a new design for reusable isolation gowns that is claimed to be not only more cost-effective, but also provides better protection...

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Wood-based coatings reduce microbes on hospital curtains

The suitability of safe and environmentally friendly wood-based antimicrobial solutions as replacements for plastics in the hospital environment has been evaluated at a hospital in...

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Healthcare-associated infections: the silent pandemic

Despite the large number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) worldwide, not everybody speaks about the "silent pandemic", according to hospital epidemiologist Professor Didier Pittet (pictured).

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Replacement heart valve eliminates leakage

A textile-based prosthesis to correct problems associated with impaired heart valves has been developed by Edwards Lifesciences of Irvine, California, USA.

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Prosthesis for repairing a ventral hernia

A prosthesis for repairing a hernia defect, such as a ventral hernia, or other soft tissue defect has been developed by Bard of Murray Hill,...

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Reusable face mask completes CE registration process

The Silver Life Face Mask has completed the CE registration process and is now qualified as a Type 2 face mask, which means it can...

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