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Healthcare-associated infections: the silent pandemic

Despite the large number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) worldwide, not everybody speaks about the "silent pandemic", according to hospital epidemiologist Professor Didier Pittet (pictured).

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Replacement heart valve eliminates leakage

A textile-based prosthesis to correct problems associated with impaired heart valves has been developed by Edwards Lifesciences of Irvine, California, USA.

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Prosthesis for repairing a ventral hernia

A prosthesis for repairing a hernia defect, such as a ventral hernia, or other soft tissue defect has been developed by Bard of Murray Hill,...

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Reusable face mask completes CE registration process

The Silver Life Face Mask has completed the CE registration process and is now qualified as a Type 2 face mask, which means it can...

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Compostable baby diaper nears market launch

A two-year pilot programme in France has demonstrated the feasibility of a compostable diaper supply chain.

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Cartilage resurfacing implant restores hip-joint function

A dissolving implant containing cartilage derived from stem cells has been shown to reduce pain and restore hip-joint function to baseline levels in a study...

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3D BioFibR raises new capital to scale up manufacturing

Biomaterial manufacturing company 3D BioFibR has announced it has raised more than US$700,000 in an oversubscribed follow-on round.

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Device for treating jaundice of new-born or premature babies

A device for the treatment of patients by phototherapy is disclosed by French companies MDB Texinov of Saint-Didier-de-la-Tour and Deltaval of Lyon.

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Surgical suture materials with porous sheaths for drug delivery

Suture materials that facilitate the loading and sustained delivery of releasable components are disclosed by US researchers from Georgia Tech Research Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia,...

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Changing cross-sectional shapes of flat braided sutures

To enable the manufacture of a textile having more than one cross-sectional shape, methods, systems and devices for changing the cross-sectional sizes and/or shapes of...

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