Category: Medical Textiles

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Antibacterial eye compresses and face masks

UK-based eye care specialist Body Doctor has introduced an antibacterial fabric to its range of eyelid hygiene products with the launch of its AB+ face...

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Using recycled materials in hospital textiles

Hospitals consume vast amounts of disposable nonwoven products, such as sheets and wipes.

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High-strength multi-component suture

A method for making a multi-component and multi-coloured expanded polytetrafluoroethylene monofilament is disclosed by Teleflex Medical.

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TheraCell delivers more than 25,000 licensed bone fibre grafts

TheraCell, a developer of technologies for bone and soft tissue repair, has announced that more than 25,000 of its demineralised bone fibre products have been...

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Blanket warms patients without noise or excessive heat

A surgical blanket that can actively warm a patient without moving the air around them, thereby reducing the risk of infection from airborne pathogens, has...

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FET hits £25m sales in medical device sector

Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) of Gildersome, Leeds, UK, reports sales exceeding £25m in the biomedical sector when its 40th melt spinning system was installed recently...

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Self-adhesive wound dressing with improved wear time

A self-adhesive wound care product with improved wear time has been developed by Mölnlycke Health Care of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Antimicrobial burns dressing chosen for US contracts

Argentum Medical, a manufacturer of silver-plated antimicrobial dressings based in Geneva, Illinois, USA, has been awarded five-year contracts in the US health and defence markets.

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Monofilament mesh gets CE Mark approval

Chicago, Illinois, USA-based Surgical Innovation Associates has secured CE Mark approval for reconstructive and aesthetic indications – including abdominal hernia prophylaxis, breast tissue support and...

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Biocompatible soft tissue implant

A biocompatible soft tissue implant, such as a breast implant, in which biocompatible materials are used as the surface of the implant has been developed...

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Vascular stent for treating aortic aneurysms

A vascular endoprostheses that can be used in particular for the treatment of aortic aneurysms is disclosed by MDB Texinov.

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Callaly secures funding for sustainable innovation

A UK-based start-up is to receive a grant from Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovate Fund to further develop its award-winning period-care product to achieve the highest...

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3D-printed bioabsorbable breast implant

An implantable device, such as a breast implant, for use in soft tissue reconstruction has been developed by a team of French researchers.

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Diamond-studded silk wound dressing detects infection

Australian scientists have developed a wound dressing that can detect infection and improve healing in burns, skin grafts and chronic wounds.

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Knitted compression sock for reducing heel pain

A knitted compression foot garment that is claimed to reduce heel pain has been developed by ING Source of Hickory, North Carolina, USA.

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Digital incontinence care solution

With incontinence affecting 4–8% of the world’s adult population, hygiene and health company Essity has launched a reusable digital sensor for improved incontinence care for...

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