Archive: February 2021

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Coronavirus can survive on healthcare uniforms for up to three days

Viruses such as the strain that causes Covid-19 can survive on clothing and transmit to other surfaces for up to 72 hours, scientists at the...

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Prototype graft to replace damaged heart vessels

In a proof-of-concept study, US researchers from North Carolina State University have reported promising preclinical findings for a prototype vascular graft designed as a replacement...

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Smart diaper solution for incontinence

Personal hygiene group Ontex has developed a smart diaper that automatically alerts caregivers when the pad needs to be changed.

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Antiviral fabric claimed to kill Covid-19 virus

Jinan Shengquan Group (SQ Group) in collaboration with Hong Kong’s Nano and Advanced Materials Institute has released the latest research results on a new antiviral,...

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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 amputee’s prosthetic limb, according...

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