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A tuftable fabric with a balanced construction, the invention of a US company, is now the subject of US Patent 6 897 170.
An adhesive bandage with both antimicrobial and haemostatic properties is disclosed in US Patent 6 897 348 by Kimberly-Clark of Neenah,Wisconsin,USA.
A process for forming an absorbent fibrous web composite is disclosed in US Patent 6 872 275 by Kimberly-Clark.
Velcro continues to strive to improve its hook-andloop fasteners and in US Patent 6 783 834 discloses lightweight loops for such products.
Biomaterials comprising biodegradable, biocompatible and bioabsorbable nonwoven fabrics for use in surgery for the regeneration of tissues are described by Fidia Advanced Biopolymers in US Patent 6 87
A compound intended specifically for patching the banks of canals and ditches fitted with a non-sagging polyurethane composite has been developed by Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,
FEG of Aachen,Germany, has developed unique mesh structures made of biocompatible polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF).A special knitting construction has facilitated the development of new devices for use
Illuminated clothing or footwear based on the use of electro-luminescent (EL) light strips and/or lightemitting diodes (LEDs) is the subject of US Patent 6 843 578.
Molnlycke Health Care has received the European CE mark for a class III medical device used in the treatment of hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers.
Protection offered by flexible body armour can be improved by as much as 30% by using p-phenylene-2,6-benzobisoaxole (PBO) fibre (Zylon) from Toyobo Co of Japan.However, according to a Canadian manufa
Surgical sutures with improved antimicrobial properties are disclosed in US Patent 6 878 757 by Tyco Healthcare subsidiary US Surgical.
Kimberly-Clark has launched an absorbent underwear product for women experiencing light to moderate bladder weakness.
Smith & Nephew and Beiersdorf are preparing for the divestment of their 50/50 joint venture medical device company BSN Medical.Created in April 2001, the company is engaged in orthopaedics, phlebo
The Healthcare and Medical Textiles Research Team from the Centre for Materials Research and Innovation at the UK's Bolton University have been awarded more than GBP150,000 to develop a new single-lay
A slip-resistant cover for various articles that consists of a central, substantially non-stretchable sheet with a border of a cross-extensible strip around the perimeter is the subject of US Patent 6
An improved fibrous structure for use in hygiene articles, such as diapers, sanitary napkins, incontinence products and wound dressings, has been developed by SCA Hygiene Products.
The medical devices sector is highly regulated with standards, rules and legislation.To help manufacturers negotiate these regulations, a new book by Dr Dennis Green, Medical Devices: ISO 13485 and IS
US-based Medtronic has launched the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft with Xcelerant Delivery System in the UK and Ireland.
Carpet backings that result in good tuft binding and fuzz resistance, as well as being free from inorganic or latex materials, are described in US Patent 6 849 565.
Dublin, Ireland-based Alltracel Pharmaceuticals has announced a partnership agreement with the Yunnan Baiyao Group, China's largest consumer wound care company, for the development and co-marketing of