26th May 2021
Henkel has joined hands with medical technology company Smartz to work on smart adult care solutions. The two have signed a joint marketing and development agreement. The partnership unites their expertise - conductive inks from Henkel´s printed electronics portfolio and Smartz’ existing adult care Internet of Things (IoT) hardware and software...
14th May 2021
The Ontario government is helping Myant to commercialise “connected wearables”, a technology that can sense, monitor and help detect symptoms that may signal the onset of diseases, including those associated with COVID-19. The government is investing over $1.5 million to help the company conduct a broad, community-based deployment of the product.
28th Apr 2021
Amidst rising corona cases in the country, Indian scientists have developed a virus-filtering, self-cleaning and antibacterial material that can be used to make face masks and other PPE equipment. The team at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi has incorporated nanometre sized sheets of molybdenum sulphide into the fabric which makes all the...
21st Apr 2021
An Indian start-up, Thermaissance, has developed a fabric which inactivates coronavirus in less than an hour. It also kills various other multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs). Thermaissance’s technology remains active 24/7, working to inhibit viral, bacterial, and fungal growth on the surface of the textiles, protecting healthcare workers and...
4th Mar 2021
Siren, a health technology company that pioneered the development of microsensor-embedded textiles for medical applications, has unveiled Siren Staffing, a remote patient monitoring (RPM) programme. This augments its Siren Socks product offering, which continuously tracks foot temperature, especially helping patients with diabetes manage their foot...
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...
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.
3rd Feb 2021
Turkey's export of medical textile goods reached $1.4 billion last year, according to the Aegean Exporters Association (EIB), which recently said the textile products export sector is recovering. EIB head coordinator Jak Eskinazi said despite the pandemic last year, there was only 8 per cent export loss in textile and raw materials compared with 2019.
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.