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Soft suture anchor of electrospun fibres

A flexible anchor composed of nonwoven electrospun fibres for coupling a suture to a bone has been developed by Zimmer Biomet (formerly Biomet Sports Medicine).

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Bacterial-adsorbing and moisture-holding wound dressing

A major problem in healing wounds associated with high bacterial loads is tissue damage due to the release of toxins and enzymes and the possible...

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Textile-based sensor detects pressure points for amputees

A soft, flexible sensor made with electrically conductive yarns could be used to determine pressure points in the socket of an amputeeā€™s prosthetic limb, according...

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Nanosensors detect infections in smart bandage

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have developed a smart bandage that can detect and monitor an infection in a wound via the integration...

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Launch of absorbent washable underwear

Hygiene and health company Essity is launching new ranges of washable absorbent underwear within its feminine care and incontinence products categories.

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Pandemic creates boom for medical nonwovens

Global demand for nonwovens in medical applications was forecast to reach US$2.

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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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