Category: Medical Textiles


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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Soft optical fibres block pain while moving and stretching with the body

US engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed soft and implantable fibres that can deliver light to major nerves throughout the body.

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Pre-formed parastomal hernia reinforcement mesh

A mesh for the repair and/or prevention of a parastomal hernia during ostomy treatment is disclosed by colorectal surgeon Dr Zhongqiu Zhang of Middlebury, Connecticut,...

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Carbon fibre reinforced PEEK filament for 3D printed medical implants

Speciality chemicals producer Evonik has introduced a carbon fibre reinforced polyetheretherketone filament for use in long-term, three-dimensional printed medical implants.

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Suture with adaptable surface characteristics

Suture materials that are configured to undergo a change in surface texture and/or surface visual presentation responsive to implantation have been developed by Medos International,...

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Medical dressing for pressure ulcer prevention

A medical dressing suitable for the prevention of pressure ulcers, such as at the sacrum region, has been developed by Mölnlycke Health Care of Gothenburg, Sweden....

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Patch2Patient project exploits benefits of FPP

The necessary base technologies for establishing a digital, flexible and automated value chain for the production of composite medical products, such as prosthetics and orthotics,...

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Implantable devices with low-profile composite coverings

An implantable medical device, such as a heart valve replacement device, with a low-profile composite covering that is attached to a substrate without sutures is...

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Bespoke knitted compression garment

A method of making a bespoke knitted compression garment is described by Advanced Therapeutic Materials of Manchester, UK.

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Conformable medical dressing allows better handling

A conformable medical dressing is disclosed by 3M in which the carrier construction allows for better handling of the dressing during application.

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Personal care product enables up to 50% reduction in plastic content

Fibertex Personal Care has launched a new product that is said to enable an up to 50% reduction in the volume of plastics in diapers,...

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