New textile structures incorporate radiopaque fibers

March 13th, 2023

One of the textile formation techniques that can utilize radiopaque fibers is low density braiding. Photo: Cortland Biomedical.  Cortland Biomedical, a medical textiles product development company in Cortland, N.Y., has announced that it now has capabilities for processing radiopaque fibers. By incorporating radiopaque fibers into diagnostic and interventional medical devices, it allows the devices to […]

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Life-saving textiles

October 26th, 2020

Enhanced functionalities drive healthcare textiles' growth. by Seshadri Ramkumar Healthcare textiles span a range of applications from hospital drapes to wound care and compression products used during recovery and rehabilitation after surgeries. Single-to-limited-life textile products find medical-related applications such as implants, barriers against microbes and lifestyle enhancement products used in caring for everyone from babies […]

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Weaving the biomedical structure

December 9th, 2019

by Amir Islam As medical technology increases, so too does the availability of options for different biomedical applications. With so many different characteristics available in woven biomedical textiles, choosing the right, reliable textile is essential for mitigating risk and ensuring successful procedures and applications. Woven biotextile properties Weaving biomedical textile structures, such as straight, tapered, […]

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Bally Ribbon Mills receives ISO 13485:2016 certification

January 28th, 2019

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), which designs, develops and manufactures highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces that the company has received ISO 13485:2016 certification, the international standard that governs the design and manufacture of medical devices. BRM passed a surveillance audit with zero non-conformances. For more than 50 years, BRM has been supplying high quality medical […]

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Understanding implantable textiles

May 21st, 2018

How textile-based biomaterials and medical devices support human body repair. Textile-based biomaterials or biotextiles have the longest history in the field of biomaterials. In ancient China and Egypt as far back as 2000 B.C., natural fibers such as linen, silk, bark, horsehair and dried guts were used as suture materials for wound closure. The introduction of […]

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Biomedical textiles market could reach $14.5 billion by 2022

April 9th, 2018

The biomedical textiles market is projected to be worth $14.5 billion by 2022, growing from its 2017 value of $10.99 billion, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets. The rising number of surgeries, growing number of elderly people in the population, the high quality of biomedical textiles, and a growing need for advanced wound dressing materials are […]

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Making medical miracles

December 9th, 2016

When you think about it, it’s so logical. Of course the textiles industry would be a critical participant in responding to the needs of modern medicine. High performance textiles are everywhere in this environment, from the scrubs and lab coats worn by every health care provider to privacy curtains and disposable drapes in hospitals and […]

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