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Vision for the Future: Smart Contact Lenses

Researchers are working to develop and fabricate soft, smart contact lenses by combining recent advances in wearable electronics with wireless communications. Their...

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Electrospun Nanofibers Take Technical Textiles to a New Level

In Brief "Smart" devices, appliances, glasses, watches, clothing, and numerous other items have flooded the market in recent years. The global market for the smart...

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Biosensors Benefiting from Newly Created Protein Polymer Films

In Brief The biosensor market is seeing tremendous growth, partly due to the aging population and the increasing number of people with diabetes and other chronic...

The pros and cons of non-absorbable sutures used in healthcare.
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Non-Absorbable Sutures, Explained

The fundamental purpose of suturing is to bring two soft tissues together, keeping them in place until they join; typically about ten days. Sutures fall into two main...

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Advances in Exoskeletal Materials

In Brief Developments in prostheses and robot technology have advanced rapidly, leading to the manufacture of devices known as 'exoskeletons.' These rigid devices,...

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The Rise of Single-use Bioreactors: Why make the Switch?

In Brief The single-use bioreactor market generated $202.5 million last year and researchers estimate it will see another 18.4 percent increase in 2019, reaching...

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What Makes a Material "Medical Grade"?

In Brief Materials used in the healthcare and medical setting must often carry the title "medical grade." But what defines a material as "medical grade"?...

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ASTM Standards and Testing of Flexible Materials Used in Healthcare

In Brief The ASTM (formerly the American Society for Testing Materials, currently ASTM International) is an organization that develops and publishes consensus...

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Outlook for Wearables and Smart Textiles

In Brief Advances insmart electronicshave already produced a number of devices that are currently on the market. Textile manufacturers brought sensor-based smart...

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