Research, development and future trends for medical textile products

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Abstract

Medical textiles are functional textiles resulting from production technologies, materials, and medicines which make them technically sophisticated products for different biomedical applications concerning their potential. Medical textiles can be classified as non-implantable (i.e., dressings and gauze), implantable (i.e., artificial arteries, sutures, vascular grafts), intelligent textiles (i.e., for thermoregulating, shape), extracorporeal devices (i.e., artificial organs) and health/hygiene products. Recurrent fibres in functional medical textiles must be non-toxic, non-allergenic or carcinogenic. Parameters such as strength, flexibility, absorption, or biodegradability may be desired for products with specific functionalities. This chapter focuses on the progress of medical textiles from natural resources, their functional modifications, and their added-value potential applications. A description is provided on the technologies, from bio-based medical textiles to the development of medical textiles with high absorption, antimicrobial, drug release, protection, and other highly valuable functions in biomedical materials or tissue regeneration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical textiles from natural resources
EditorsIbrahim Mondal
PublisherElsevier
Chapter25
Pages1-45
Number of pages45
Volume3
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780323904797
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameThe Textile Institute Book Series

Keywords

  • Medical textile
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Bio-based
  • Sustainabilty

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