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Artificial muscle massage garment

An improved artificial muscle massage garment for the treatment of lymphoedema has been developed by Essity Hygiene and Health.

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Antimicrobial dressing stimulates epithelial cell growth

An improved tissue dressing material that consists of chitosan or a chitosan-comprising composition has been developed by biotechnology company Medoderm of Mainz, Germany.

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Sutures that can deliver drugs or sense inflammation

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed “smart” sutures that not only hold tissue in place, but also detect inflammation and release drugs.

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Slim disposable absorbent underpants launched in India

Friends, the flagship brand of Indian disposable hygiene product manufacturer Nobel Hygiene, has launched what is claimed to be the country’s first “slim” disposable absorbent...

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Slowly resorbable synthetic hernia mesh

A slowly resorbable synthetic hernia mesh that is claimed to be cheaper and more efficacious compared with biological mesh for use in the repair of...

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Knitted robotic textile for hand oedema patients

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA, have developed a knitted wearable tool to treat hand oedema – swelling caused by excess fluid...

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Nanocellulose wound dressing that reveals early signs of infection

A nanocellulose wound dressing that can reveal early signs of infection without interfering with the healing process has been developed by researchers at Linköping University,...

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Plastic-free panty liner on show at Index

Viscose fibres manufacturer Kelheim Fibres, nonwovens producer Sandler and hygiene product manufacturer PelzGroup have developed a plastic-free panty liner that aims to help tackle the...

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Antiseptic material for wound dressings

An antiseptic material for a wound dressing that retains its effectiveness over a long period of time is disclosed by Hawest Research of Steinhausen, Switzerland.

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Sensor integrated dressings and systems

A method for coating a wound dressing is provided by Smith & Nephew.

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