Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare: Incorporating Proceedings of MEDTEX03 International Conference and Exhibition on Healthcare and Medical Textiles

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Subhash C. Anand, J F Kennedy, M Miraftab, S. Rajendran
Taylor & Francis US, 2006 - Medical - 508 pages
Medical textiles are a major growth area within the technical textiles industry and the range of applications continues to grow and increase in diversity with every new development. Recent innovations include novel chitosan-alginate fibres for advanced wound dressings, ultrasonic energy for bleaching cotton medical textiles, durable and rechargeable biocidal textiles, spider silk supportive matrix for cartilage regeneration, barbed bi-directional surgical sutures and intelligent textiles for medical applications.

Medical textiles and biomaterials for healthcare is a culmination of the worldwide research into medical textiles and biomaterials. It is divided into eight parts covering the main areas of basic biomaterials, healthcare and hygiene products, infection control and barrier materials, bandaging and pressure garments, woundcare materials, implantable and medical devices and smart technologies. Each part contains a comprehensive overview written by leading experts in the area. The overviews are then followed by a selection of the best papers from the 2003 MEDTEX Conference, hosted by the University of Bolton. It has been extensively edited to produce what is expected to be the leading reference on this subject.

  • Discusses worldwide research into medical textiles and biomaterials
  • Invaluable reference for this developing area of technical textiles
  • A selection of the best papers from the 2003 MEDTEX Conference, hosted by University of Bolton are included

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New generations of resorbable biomaterials with textile structures
Novel chitosanalginate fibres for advanced wound dressings
Modification of alginic acid fibres with hydrolysed chitosans
Crawling from crab shells to wound dressings
Application of nonwovens in healthcare and hygiene sector
Improving the quality of life and comfort in wool and blended fabrics
A study of the prevalence of respiratory morbidity in the workers of textile
An overview
An overview
Woundcare dressings from chitin
Epistaxis device and nasal surgical dressings
New approach to produce absorbent pads for new end uses
Repair of articular cartilage defects using 3dimensional tissue engineering
A spider silk supportive matrix used for cartilage regeneration
New prophylaxis method of childrens teeth caries
Enhancing physiochemical behaviour of PLLACL suture by solvent treatment

Nylon 66 knitted fabrics with antibacterial properties
The use of Amicor Pure technology in medical textiles
a contribution
Harun U Lappan and B Voit Institute of Polymer Research
An overview
The study of pressure delivery for hypertrophic scar treatment
SC Anand and S Rajendran The University of Bolton UK
Assessment of fabrics worn on the upper limbs
Natural silk based surgical threads production technology exploitation
The Medical Devices Faraday Partnership
the largest textile implant material
An overview
Delivering cell therapy for chronic wounds
The effect of ammonia and sulphur dioxide gas plasma treatments on polymer

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About the author (2006)

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.

John F. Kennedy is Director of the Birmingham Carbohydrate and Protein Tehcnology Group, School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham. He is Director of Chembiotech laboratories and is also Professor of Applied Chemistry at The North East Wales Institute of higher Education (NEWI). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Management, the Institute of Food Science and Technology and the Institute of Biology. He is also editor of the journal, Carbohydrate Polymers.

Dr Mohsen Miraftab is a senior lecturer and researcher at University of Bolton and has published a wide range of publications in medical and technical textiles.

Subbiyan Rajendran (Raj), PhD AIC FICS CText FTI is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bolton, Bolton, UK. He recently held the position of Professor of Biomedical Materials and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Champion. He is internationally recognised for his eminent research in biomedical materials and has authored 173 publications and that include 5 books, 6 monographs, 21 book chapters and 8 patents. In addition to academic activities, Raj is actively involved in Textile Institute's affairs for many years. He is a Fellow of the Textile Institute (TI) and is currently representing its Council and Professional Qualifications Award Committee (PQAC), and was Chair for PQAC for 4 years. He is the recipient of a prestigious Research Fellowship award from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

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