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3D printed heart muscle

Fibre-infused ink enables 3D-printed heart muscle to beat

Researchers from the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences report the development of a new hydrogel ink infused with gelatin fibres...

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Knitted patch for treatment of congenital heart disease

A knitted surgical patch that could improve the surgical treatment of patients with congenital heart disease is to be marketed by a consortium in Japan.

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Compression socks market set to expand

The compression socks market is expected to be worth US$690. 7m in 2023, which will rise to US$1.

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Unicharm launches bio-based sanitary pad

Unicharm’s Indonesian subsidiary has launched a limited-edition sanitary napkin made from bio-based materials, part of the Tokyo, Japan-based hygiene company’s commitment to World Environment Day.

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Cushion for protection of sacrum and lower lumbar region vertebrae

An orthopaedic cushion for the protection of the sacrum and lower lumbar region vertebrae has been developed by Sophie Harris of Kington, Hertfordshire, UK.

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Extensible absorbent wound dressing

An extensible absorbent wound dressing with improved stretch and conformability has been developed by Medtrade Products of Crewe, Cheshire, UK.

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New Nonwoven Microcarriers x1000

Nonwoven microcarriers for large-scale cell culture

Japan-based Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group’s fibres and products converting company, has developed nonwoven microcarriers that enable fast, large-scale, high-quality cell culture.

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Carbon footprint of products used in common surgical operations

A new analysis of the carbon footprint of products used in the five most common surgical operations carried out in the National Health Service in...

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Healing chronic wounds using glass fibres

Researchers at the UK’s University of Birmingham have demonstrated that silver retains antimicrobial activity longer when impregnated into “bioactive glass”, and they have shown how...

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Prosthesis for inguinal hernia repair

A preformed three-dimensional prosthesis for use in the repair of inguinal hernias, such as direct inguinal hernias, indirect inguinal hernias and/or femoral inguinal hernias, is...

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