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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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Flexible Materials Preferred in Wound Care & Closure

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In wound care management, the primary objective is complete healing. This is attained through thoughtful planning of patient care for reducing the loss of necessary fluids from the wound, accelerating wound healing, and minimizing pain and infection.

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Silicone Septa: Platinum Curing and Analytical Purity

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Medical silicones for septa can be platinum-cured or peroxide-cured. Silicone septa that are platinum-cured are less likely to interact with samples and don’t contain byproducts that cause contamination from leeching or bleeding.

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New Technologies Combined with Flexible Materials Create a New E-Skin for Prosthetics

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More than two million Americans are currently living with a lost limb. The use of artificial limbs has been around for millennia, dating back to ancient Egyptians. However, it wasn't until 1912 that lighter, aluminum prosthesis were available. The 21st century will no doubt be remembered as a significant step forward in prosthetic functionality as well. Through the combination of flexible materials that mimic human skin and sensory-enabled technologies, researchers are helping amputees become more functional and improve their overall quality of life.

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Technical Textiles Gaining Ground in 2018

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According to a report from Textile World, 2018 State of the U.S. Technical Textiles Industry, the outlook for technical textiles is healthy as the U.S. enters the ninth year of economic recovery following the recession. Manufacturers are using this opportunity to develop innovative solutions to the problems facing healthcare and other industries by introducing new technical textiles.

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