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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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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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Essity acquires US orthopaedics company AquaCast Liner

4th Jan 2022

Hygiene and health company, Essity, has announced the acquisition of orthopaedics specialist company, AquaCast Liner, a provider of waterproof cast liners on the US market. The purchase price is not material relative to Essity’s market capitalisation and is not disclosed. AquaCast Liner is a privately held company founded in 2012, based in Newark,...

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US’ Mighty Well designs secondary catheter securement device

27th Dec 2021

Mighty Well has designed a stylish adaptive wear, PICCPerfect Pro, a secondary catheter securement device, enabling patients to maintain dignity and confidence while securing their medical devices. Mighty Well, based in the US, designs functional, fashionable apparel, and gear that enables patients to maintain their confidence, dignity and mobility.

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Vizient names US’ Standard Textile as strategic programmes supplier

27th Dec 2021

Standard Textile, a US-based textile manufacturing leader for the healthcare and hospitality markets, has been recognised as strategic programmes supplier of the year by Vizient, the nation's largest member-driven health care performance improvement company. The recognition was announced at the recently held 2021 Vizient Connections Education Summit.

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Egypt has export potential in medical apparel sector: ITC

22nd Dec 2021

Egypt is in a position to be a regional player in the medical apparel sector; however, first several constraints and challenges need to be mitigated, says the International Trade Centre (ITC). The country can unlock significant local demand and tap into a large export market if it is able to organise its domestic market, potential valued of $18.6...

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UK researchers develop isolation gowns to protect nurses from COVID-19

20th Dec 2021

A team led by professor Katherine Townsend, of the Nottingham School of Art & Design, is working in collaboration with Dr Sonja Sterman from the University of Maribor, to redesign the isolation gown to be reusable while enhancing fit and protection. These gowns which protect nurses from viruses like COVID-19 could be safer, more comfortable and...

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