Medical and Healthcare Textiles

Edited by

  • Subhash C. Anand, University of Bolton, UK
  • J F Kennedy, University of Birmingham
  • M Miraftab, University of Bolton, UK
  • S Rajendran, University of Bolton, UK

Medical textiles remain one of the most dynamic areas of research in textiles. Medical and healthcare textiles is the fourth in a series of conferences held at the University of Bolton. Like its predecessors, it has attracted papers from some of the leading international centres of expertise in the field. Contributors cover a range of topics including emerging textile-based biomaterials, hygienic textiles, the use of textiles in infection control and as barrier materials, bandaging and pressure garments for managing chronic infections such as ulcers, the role of textiles in the management of burns and wounds, textile-based implantable devices such as tissue scaffolds and sutures, and intelligent textiles.
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Textile academics, students, researchers, technicians, engineers, and technologists covering medical textiles


Book information

  • Published: July 2010
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-224-7

Table of Contents

Part 1 Infection control and barrier materials. Part 2 Healthcare and hygiene products. Part 3 Wound care materials. Part 4 Bandaging and pressure garments. Part 5 Implantable materials. Part 6 Medical devices. Part 7 Smart materials and technologies. Part 8 Industry standards and regulations.