Archive: May 2022


Silk improves the function of surgical masks

University of Cincinnati researchers have found that a double layer of silk in combination with a surgical mask can enhance its ability to prevent the...

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Smart textile sleeve for treating lymphoedema

A smart textile arm sleeve that uses electrical stimulation to reduce swelling and discomfort for patients with lymphoedema is being developed by engineers at the...

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Active knitted compression garments

Garments made of active and passive knitted materials that provide desired levels of compression have been developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota of...

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Dermal patch for preventing pressure ulcers

A dermal patch for preventing the development of pressure ulcers has been developed by Freudenberg.

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Recombinant spider silk fibres enter biomedical field

Biotechnology company Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, a developer of genetically engineered spider silk-based fibre technologies, has announced the first sample shipment of its recombinant spider silk...

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Dressings with improved extensibility, elasticity and conformability

Dressings such as bandages or tapes having improved extensibility, elasticity and conformability for better coverage of movable areas such as joints are disclosed by Johnson...

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Silk-based regenerative implant to prevent total knee replacement

A European research team focused on transforming silk into substitute knee cartilage will launch clinical trials in Hungary and the UK later this year with...

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