Medical Textiles: Proceedings of the International Conference, 24 & 25 August 1999, Bolton UK

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Subhash Anand
Taylor & Francis, Mar 14, 2001 - Medical - 256 pages
Medical textiles is one of the major growth areas within technical textiles and the use of textile materials for medical and healthcare products ranges from simple gauze or bandage materials to scaffolds for tissue culturing and a large variety of prostheses for permanent body implants.

Recent advances include:
The development of polylactic acid and polyglycolic acid fibres as structures for cell growth
Temporary bioresorbable textile supports for growing human organic tissue
The development of smart fibres - based on naturally-occurring polymers and also on non-animal-based protein fibres and structures - for the treatment of wounds and ulcers

These are a few examples of the wide range of textile-based non-implantable and implantable products used in medicine and surgery and covered in this cutting-edge collection of the latest research in this fascinating area.

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Nonwovens the choice for the medical industry into the next millennium
Opportunities and challenges for fibrous products in healthcare and medical
Medical textiles with specific characteristics produced on flat knitting machines
Evaluation of the pressure distribution performance of padding bandage materials
Methods of calculation of local pressure of elastomer products
Development of a versatile antimicrobial finish for textile materials for healthcare
Influence of sterilisation on the properties and performance of OR disposable
The design of needlefelts to control the flow of liquids in incontinence products
Anisotropic fluid transmission in nonwoven wound dressings
Fibrous scaffolds for tissue culturing
Time dependent behaviour of some suture materials

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Professor Subhash C. Anand MBE is Professor of Technical Textiles at the University of Bolton, UK. He has published over 200 textile research papers and holds six patents in technical textiles. He was awarded Member of Order of British Empire (MBE) for services to higher education and textile industry in 2008.

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