Description

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.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of medical textiles from the risk of infection control and barrier materials through to directives, regulations and standards shaping the medical device industry
  • Explores developments in healthcare and hygiene products, including odor and pH control as well as protective and disposable fabrics
  • Reviews development in the area of implantable materials featuring vascular grafts, knee implants and scaffolds

Readership

Textile academics, students, researchers, technicians, engineers, and technologists covering medical textiles

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.

Details

No. of pages:
560
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781845692247
Electronic ISBN:
9780857090348

About the editors

S Rajendran

Dr Subbiyan Rajendran is a Senior Scientist and researcher at the University of Bolton, UK. He has an impressive international research and publication track record within the medical and technical textile area.

M Miraftab

Dr Mohsen Miraftab is a senior lecturer and researcher at University of Bolton and has published a wide range of publications in medical and technical textiles.

J F Kennedy

John F. Kennedy is Director of the Birmingham Carbohydrate and Protein Tehcnology Group, School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham. He is Director of Chembiotech laboratories and is also Professor of Applied Chemistry at The North East Wales Institute of higher Education (NEWI). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Management, the Institute of Food Science and Technology and the Institute of Biology. He is also editor of the journal, Carbohydrate Polymers.

Subhash C. Anand

Professor Subhash C. Anand MBE is Professor of Technical Textiles at the University of Bolton, UK. He has published over 200 textile research papers and holds six patents in technical textiles. He was awarded Member of Order of British Empire (MBE) for services to higher education and textile industry in 2008.