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NC State team makes soft sensor to help amputees

12th Feb 2021

Researchers at the North Carolina State University have created a soft, flexible sensor system using electrically conductive yarns to help map problematic pressure points in the socket of an amputee’s prosthetic limb. The system can be integrated into textiles, and therefore doesn’t cause discomfort for the user. It could be worn on a more regular...

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SanMar, WonderWink collaborate, offer healthcare scrubs

12th Feb 2021

SanMar Corporation, supplier of wholesale accessories and apparel, has entered into a collaboration with WonderWink to offer world-class healthcare scrubs. The move combines SanMar's extensive distribution network and industry expertise with WonderWink innovative design, product quality and styling, marking SanMar's entry into healthcare apparel sector.

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Thuasne takes over Knit-Rite, its Therafirm division

22nd Jan 2021

Thuasne, a major player in the medical device market in Europe, has taken over the US-based company Knit-Rite, specialised in medical textiles, and its Therafirm division, dedicated to compression. This is Thuasne's fourth and largest acquisition in the United States in 10 years. The group took over Townsend Design in 2011, and Quinn Medical in 2016.

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Turkish textile company to set up US firm

20th Jan 2021

Turkey's Ebruzen Textile will set up a US firm to market its anti-viral fabrics and masks produced using those. The fabric and the masks were analysed at the centres authorised by the health ministry for virus analysis and were granted the global EN18184 certificate of anti-viral effectiveness. These have been sold in the domestic market as well as...

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Partners Group takes over Careismatic Brands

13th Jan 2021

Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has taken over Careismatic Brands, a designer, marketer and distributor of branded medical apparel. The company was acquired from New Mountain Capital, an alternative investment manager. Careismatic sells its products in 70 countries. Partners Group will help it further expand...

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Polygiene acquires British additives company Addmaster

11th Jan 2021

Sweden-based company, Polygiene, has recently acquired supplier of high performance additives, Addmaster, making it a comprehensive supplier of antimicrobial solutions for both soft and hard surfaces. Polygiene, a leading international supplier of odour control and freshness technologies, has acquired Addmaster at a purchase price of SEK 374 million.

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UK abolishes 'tampon tax' on menstrual products

5th Jan 2021

The British government recently abolished the tampon tax, honouring its March commitment to remove value-added tax (VAT) on women's sanitary products. Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak said he was 'proud' the government had delivered on its promise, adding that it is providing free sanitary products in schools, colleges and hospitals.

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Ascend constitutes medical advisory board for Acteev

30th Dec 2020

Ascend Performance Materials has constituted a medical advisory board comprising internationally recognised experts in the fields of PPE evaluation, viral pathology, epidemiology and infectious diseases, to provide counsel on its Acteev technology platform. The board will provide scientific review and advice on end applications of Acteev technology.

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VTT contributes for circular hospital textiles

29th Dec 2020

VTT is working to promote circular economy of hospital textiles with new cleaning and manufacturing methods as part of the Finnish-Swedish NordicBio joint project. There were six partners from Sweden and one more from Finland. The project developed processes for using recycled materials in hospital textiles, which will help reduce their environmental...

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