Pleated textile tube for ventilation of surgical wounds

Airflow Ring Wandres 1000At 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 can reduce nosocomial infections, which can lead to serious complications.

The innovation comprises a porous tube designed to reduce the risk of microbial contamination during surgical operations. Germ-free air is introduced into the operating field via the so-called airflow ring, thereby preventing the entrance of harmful pathogens.

For the full story, see the December 2023 edition of Medical Textiles.


Image: Wandres Micro-cleaning