Surgery mesh biotextile

Resorbable surgical mesh

Resorbable mesh is used in a wide variety of applications, providing containment and support, or acting as a tissue scaffold to support the healing process. Within orthopaedics, resorbable mesh holds in place bone grafts,...

Smart underwear prevents back stress with just a tap

TV infomercials offer a world of potential solutions for back pain, but most of them have at least one of three problems - they're unproven, unworkable or just plain unattractive. A team of Vanderbilt University...
Smart dressings Tielle

Smart dressings speed healing of chronic wounds

We've previously heard about wound dressings that kill bacteria, but now researchers at Britain's Swinburne University of Technology are taking a different approach. They're creating a dressing material that attracts bacteria out from within...

The dialogue between medicine and textiles

Ever since the invention of sticking plaster, plaster casts and operating-theatre apparel, if not before, the textile industry has made an important contribution to the healthcare business. From the dialogue that has gone on...

Comet moth’s silk fibers to make ‘air-conditioned’ fabric

Fabrics made from silkworm fibers have long been treasured for their beautiful luster and refreshing coolness. Columbia Engineering researchers have discovered that fibers produced by the caterpillars of a wild silk moth, the Madagascar...

How can gelatine be used in pair with textiles?

The moisture content of the human skin influences its characteristics. The addition of moisture softens the skin and changes its appearance. This can be seen in DIY work for example: a thin film of...

Harvard researchers develop self-healing rubber

Self-healing materials aren’t new — researchers at SEAS, Harvard, have developed self-healing hydrogels, which rely on water to incorporate reversible bonds that can promote healing. However, engineering self-healing properties in dry materials — such...

Tencel Skin facial mask – The New Age Fiber

Lenzing showed Tencel Skin facial mask fibre at ANEX expo Austria’s nonwoven producer, Lenzing, in collaboration with Nox-Bellcow (NBC), manufacturers of facial masks in China, recently presented the Tencel Skin, tailor-made fibre for cosmetic facial...
skeleton medtech

Proxy Biomedical unveils ProTEX Med polyproplylene resin

Proxy Biomedical has launched ProTEX Proxy Biomedical, a leading global innovator in the design, development, and manufacturing of biomaterial implants, has launched ProTEX Med polypropylene resin, a unique custom synthesized resin, available exclusively for proxy...
Oerlikon airlaid Neumag

Oerlikon Neumag airlaid technology for Avintiv

Neumünster, 29 September 2015 – Oerlikon Neumag has successfully assembled and commissioned an Airlaid Web Forming System for the production of hygiene airlaid nonwovens at Avintiv, formerly Polymer Group Inc., Benson, North Carolina USA. One...
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