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Swiss researchers develop wearable textile exomuscle

28th Jun 2022

Researchers at ETH Zurich, a public research university in Switzerland, have developed a wearable textile exomuscle that serves as an extra layer of muscles. They aim to use it to increase the upper body strength and endurance of people with restricted mobility. This idea led to the creation of the Myoshirt: a soft, wearable exomuscle for the upper...

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US’ Kindthread names Angela Mahoney as head of stores, Scrubs & Beyond

2nd Jun 2022

Kindthread, a leader in the healthcare apparel industry with a strong commitment to providing transformative change in the lives of healthcare professionals, has announced that Angela Mahoney has joined the company as head of stores for Scrubs & Beyond, which was recently acquired under the Kindthread portfolio. Kindthread is headquartered in the US.

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US’ Kindthread unveils new company in the healthcare apparel sector

7th Apr 2022

US’ Kindthread has unveiled its transformative new company within the healthcare apparel industry as a result of the recent acquisitions of Landau, White Cross, Chefwear, and Scrubs & Beyond by an affiliate of LKCM Headwater Investments, a leading middle-market private investment firm. Kindthread will establish a new headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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US’ J2 Medical Supply signs Nitrile purchasing agreement with Premier

11th Mar 2022

US’ J2 Medical Supply has got a purchasing agreement for Nitrile examination gloves and disposable non-sterile apparel with Premier. Effective February 1, 2022, the agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for Nitrile Examination Gloves and Disposable Non-sterile...

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UK’s Paravir develops anti-microbial for healthcare

25th Jan 2022

UK’s Paravir has developed a novel, IP-protected, composite material using readily available dry powders impregnated into off-the-shelf, nonwoven material of the type used in face masks, surgical clothing, and equipment. Recent testing at UK laboratories has confirmed the destruction of 99.99 per cent of the microbial population in under 20 minutes.

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France’s Eurazeo announces $75 million minority investment in Jannuu

19th Jan 2022

France’s Eurazeo has announced a $75 million minority investment in Jaanuu, a direct-to-consumer designer and manufacturer of performance-oriented medical apparel and accessories. Jaanuu is one of the fastest growing brands in the multi-billion-dollar medical apparel market as a result of its designs which deliver maximum functionality and comfort.

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Philippine Textile Research Institute unveils medical textile testing

12th Jan 2022

The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) has launched the PTRI Medical Textile Testing Center (PMTTC), to be operational by April 2022. The PMTTC can be used by regulatory bodies like the Food and Drugs Administration, according to PTRI director Celia Elumba. The testing fees will be cheaper and the test timeline was also reduced to 2-3 weeks.

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US’ Cortland Biomedical appoints new hires to project development team

11th Jan 2022

Cortland Biomedical, a US-based medical textiles product development partner that provides access to a full-spectrum of global engineering and manufacturing capabilities, has announced the appointment of three new hires to its new project development team. Cortland Biomedical custom designs and manufactures high-performance biomedical textile...

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Essity acquires US-based wound care company Hydrofera

7th Jan 2022

Hygiene and health company, Essity, has acquired Hydrofera, which offers technology and products within advanced wound care in the US. The purchase price amounts to $116 million with a potential additional earnout amount of $15 million on a cash and debt free basis. It supports Essity’s strategic priority to grow through acquisitions in medical...

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