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What's New With Nonwovens in the Medical Industry?

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The utilization of nonwoven fabrics in the medical field has outpaced woven materials in recent years. Even when traced back to their rapid adoption during WWII, nonwovens were proven to be superior products in terms of adaptability, disposability, cost, and effectiveness. Manufacturing technology improved in the following decades until current-day use of nonwovens has placed them in a position to dominate the medical textile industry.

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Webinar: MedTech Supply Chain Strategies - How to Grow Faster with Less Risk by Leveraging Your Manufacturing Partners

In today's evolving regulatory environment, supply chain transparency is a game-changing differentiator. Collaborating with manufacturing partners who have excellent supplier relationships and a deep understanding of materials can revolutionize the product development process. Even after a robust supply chain has been established, there are still hurdles in commercializing a medical device. Often, in an attempt to conserve resources, cutting corners in the design process leads to product failure. One way to mitigate this risk is to establish a comprehensive validation plan that does not compromise quality and reaps long-term cost savings. In this webinar, we discuss leveraging manufacturing partners to keep pace with the ever-evolving regulatory landscape.

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Ultra-Low Bleed Septa for Analytical Purity

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Ultra-low bleed septa promote analytical purity by reducing the risk of contamination. They’re made of platinum-cured silicones and free from excess siloxanes, contaminants that can interfere with GC/MS, LC/MS, EPA/VOA, and soil and water testing.

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Flexible materials: Applications in Healthcare Today

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Flexible materials combined with emerging technologies are at the forefront of healthcare innovations. Guiding recent advances are cost concerns, mass-production, and improved patient outcomes.

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Report Shows Medical Foams are Dominating the Wound Care Industry

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Proper wound dressings are critical to the healing process. The right dressing prevents infection and creates an environment that supports healthy healing. The global wound dressing market is expected to hit $8.46 billion by 2021, and foam dressings are projected to hold the largest segment of the market through the forecast period. Researchers think the popularity of foam dressings is partly due to patient awareness of advanced wound products. Why are foam dressings such valuable tools?

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