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Tempur Sealy & Fullpower launch AI-powered sleep mattress

23rd Aug 2019

Tempur Sealy, a company that develops, manufactures, and markets mattresses, foundations, pillows, and other products, and Fullpower, the sleep technology company headquartered in the US, have announced a strategic partnership. Through this partnership, Tempur-Pedic recently unveiled the Tempur-Ergo smart base collection powered by Sleeptracker AI.

Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi from DGIST Department of Smart Textile Convergence Research (left) and Dr. Sungwoo Chun from Sungkyunkwan University (right). Pic: DGIST
DGIST and SKKU team creates artificial skin sensors

14th Aug 2019

Scientists at DGIST Department of Smart Textile Convergence Research and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) have jointly developed artificial skin tactile sensors which function like human skin and can detect pressure and vibration at the same time. These can be used to measures textile roughness. Existing sensors can only detect pressure and temperature.

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Nanowear unveils NanoSENSE heart failure management study

25th Jul 2019

Nanowear has announced the clinical launch of NanoSENSE, a heart failure management and alert diagnostic validation study. The study will initially be conducted at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Centre and Hackensack Meridian Health Systems. Nanowear is a developer of patented nanosensor technology with applications in cardiac and other...

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Lenzing fibres is improving life of ‘butterfly children’

15th Jul 2019

The Lenzing Group, market leader for specialty fibres, has been providing both financial support and textiles made of its fibres to Debra Austria, the patient organisation for ‘butterfly children’. The Tencel branded lyocell and modal fibres are soft, smooth and very skin-friendly. In turn, they help to improve quality of life for ‘butterfly children’.

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Medline announces first infection control product

25th Jun 2019

Medline’s Micro-Kill Bleach Germicidal Bleach Wipes have become the first infection control product to be cleared by EPA to kill Candida auris (C. auris), a multidrug resistant fungus, found in hospitals. The announcement solidifies Micro-Kill Bleach Germicidal Bleach Wipes’ place in Medline’s industry-leading portfolio of infection prevention products.

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Foster breaks ground on new plant expansion in Putnam, US

24th Jun 2019

Foster Corporation, a leader in polymer material solutions for medical and pharmaceutical markets, has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art 5,182 sq m manufacturing facility that is adjacent to its headquarters in Putnam, CT, US. The new expansion comes only a few years after Foster opened a new pharmaceutical building for its ‘Delivery Science’...

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Dutch company IME unveils MediSpin XL platform

21st Jun 2019

Dutch company IME Medical Electrospinning has developed revolutionary MediSpin XL platform for large-scale industrial production of reproducible and scalable fibre-based scaffolds for Class I, II and III medical devices. The platform ensures control of the crucial parameters of the electrospinning process, leading to identical and consistent...

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Dassault participates in Series B funding for BioSerenity

21st Jun 2019

Dassault Systèmes participated as lead investor in a €65 million Series B financing for BioSerenity, a startup developing a comprehensive health solution involving textiles equipped with sensors and online telehealth services to diagnose and monitor pathologies. Three of BioSerenity’s existing investors, BPI, Idinvest and LBO, also participated in the...

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Sanitized unveils Mintactiv additive for odour-management

19th Jun 2019

Sanitized has launched the Mintactiv additive for reliable odour-management for cotton textiles using natural mint. The company produces antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics. The new product from Sanitized meets the requirements of conscientious textile manufacturers and their brands with sustainability goals.

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