Archive: November 2023

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Coated antimicrobial fabric for hospital curtains

Researchers at Empa in Switzerland, together with chemical company BASF, the Spiez Laboratory and the Technical University of Berlin, have developed coated fabrics that inhibit…

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Artificial spider silk for medical scaffolds

Latvian company PrintyMed is developing biocompatible artificial spider silk to create scaffolds that can be used for tissue engineering applications, such as three-dimensional heart valves,…

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Funding to improve radiation protection for medical practitioners

Texray has secured SEK45m (€3. 9m) in funding in an investment round led by Industrifonden and supported by private investors at Impilo.

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US launch of breathable surgical gown with instrument pockets

Cardinal Health has announced the US launch of its SmartGown Edge breathable surgical gown with Assist instrument pockets, which are designed to provide surgical teams…

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Barbed mesh for incision closure and hernia repair

A barbed mesh for soft tissue closure and hernia repair without the need for sutures is disclosed by a researcher at Washington University, St Louis,…

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Absorbent dressing for heavily exudating wounds

An improved absorbent dressing for heavily exudating wounds has been developed by Essity Hygiene & Health.

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Pleated textile tube for ventilation of surgical wounds

At November’s Medica medical technology trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) exhibited a new device that…

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Improved wound healing with probiotic bacteria

A research team from Empa in Switzerland and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, are developing a wound dressing that uses “good”…

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Milliken rebrands healthcare business

US-based diversified manufacturer Milliken & Co has rebranded its healthcare business, Milliken Healthcare Products, as Ovik Health, offering a range of wound and burn dressings,…

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