Latest Medical Textiles News


Smart bandages could revolutionise the treatment of chronic wounds

A team of US researchers from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and the California Institute of Technology is developing…

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Textile used as a paravalvular leakage seal

An implantable medical device, such as a prosthetic heart valve, which includes a textile used as a paravalvular leakage seal is disclosed by Edwards Lifesciences,…

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Modular medical dressing with tearable portions

A modular medical dressing that includes pre-defined tearable portions has been developed by Becton, Dickinson & Co of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, USA.

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Flexible compression-applying wearable for arthritic hands

A flexible compression-applying wearable for a hand is disclosed by Julianne Quintana of Huntington Beach, California, USA.

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Soft fabric necklace monitors care of preterm, low-birthweight infants

Researchers at Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a fabric-based wearable technology as a lightweight, soft fabric necklace worn by the caregiver…

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Asahi Kasei opens plant for virus removal filters

Asahi Kasei Medical has completed the construction of its third assembly plant for Planova virus removal filters in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan.

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Expandable cardiovascular patch for treating CHD

A Japanese consortium comprising Teijin, Fukui Tateami and Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University have announced that a novel surgical patch, to be marketed under the…

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Skirted hernia mesh prevents inversion

A reinforced skirted mesh for use in hernia repair is disclosed by Covidien, now part of Dublin, Ireland-headquartered Medtronic.

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Wound dressing with reinforced fibre web

Materials for the manufacture of absorbent wound dressings having improved strength and handling characteristics have been developed by 3M of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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Wearing face masks did not reduce risk of Covid-19 infection after first wave

New research from the UK’s University of East Anglia has found that wearing face masks did not lower the risk of Covid-19 infection following the…

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