Medical Textiles: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference, 24th and 25th August 1999, Bolton Institute, UK (Hardcover)

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By Subhash C. Anand (Editor)
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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.

About the Author


Professor Subhash Anand MBE is Professor of Technical Textiles at the University of Bolton, UK. He was awarded Member of Order of British Empire (MBE) for services to higher education and textile industry in 2008.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781855734944
ISBN-10: 185573494X
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Publication Date: February 28th, 2001
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles