Category: Medical Textiles

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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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Cortland Biomedical continues investments

Biomedical fabric manufacturer Cortland Biomedical said it remains on track to complete the transition to its new purpose-built manufacturing facility in the first quarter of...

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3D BioFibR secures seed financing to commercialise proprietary platform

Biomaterial manufacturing company 3D BioFibR has raised US$550,000 to fund development and commercialisation of its tissue engineering/biomedical device products and to scale up manufacturing of...

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Haemostatic dressing for gunshot wounds

A wound dressing with haemostatic, coagulation-promoting and biocidal properties for treating gunshot wounds in particular has been developed by Speed Care Mineral of Neubrandenburg, Germany.

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Textile-engineered prostheses

Methods for making improved textile-engineered prostheses, such as tracheas, vascular grafts and bioreactor containers, have been developed by Secant Group.

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High-protection medical fabric range enhanced

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has launched TrustShield Biological, a personal protective apparel medical fabric designed to shield against hazardous pathogens in the operating room, and clinical and laboratory...

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Textile-based monitoring in paediatric clinical study

Myant has started a clinical study at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in its hometown of Toronto, Canada.

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Multi-layer liquid-absorbing assembly

A multi-layer liquid-absorbing textile assembly for use in feminine hygiene products and incontinence undergarments is disclosed by RSD Holdings of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Porous catheter for intravascular blood pump reduces ingrowth

A catheter for an intravascular blood pump has been developed by Abiomed Europe of Aachen, Germany.

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Swiss scientists develop wound dressing that kills bacteria

With antibiotic resistance becoming more widespread, researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have developed cellulose membranes equipped with antimicrobial...

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Gel-forming fibre dressing for sinus or cavity wounds

An improved wound dressing in the form of a strip or a ribbon especially for the treatment of sinus or cavity wounds has been developed...

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Acteev virus cutaway

Face masks offer antiviral protection through embedded active zinc ions

Ascend Performance Materials has submitted a 510(k) pre-market notification to the US Food and Drug Administration for clearance to market its Acteev technology in two...

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Duvaltex increases output of medical textiles

Duvaltex, a North American supplier of technical textiles, is increasing production of its range of Level 1 and Level 2 gowns and antimicrobial scrub textiles...

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Low-shrink superabsorbent fibre fabrics

A new grade of superabsorbent fibre has been developed by Technical Absorbents, specifically for use in a new range of nonwoven fabrics that are more...

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P&G launches new diapers for premature babies

Procter & Gamble has introduced a new range of diapers to help hospitals minimise disruption to sleeping premature babies.

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