CONGRATULATORY ANNOUNCEMENT:

Congratulations to Radhika Vaid and Tushar Bambharoliya!!

Congratulations to Radhika Vaid and Tushar Bambharoliya for their outstanding achievement in winning grants for their research projects!

Dr Yiqi Yang, Chair of the AATCC Foundation Student Research Review Board, announced on Monday that Radhika and Tushar’s research projects have received grants from the AATCC Foundation. We are very proud of you Radhika and Tushar, and we know that you will serve as excellent ambassadors… Read More

RECENT NEWS AT THE BMT RESEARCH GROUP:

Biomaterials Day – A HUGE SUCCESS!!!

On Friday, September 22, the Society For Biomaterials Student Chapter at NC State University hosted ‘Biomaterials Day,’ welcoming participants from diverse majors, representatives from major industries, and speakers from biomaterial companies/academia to engage in discussion about the current field of biomaterials as well as networking opportunities!

On behalf of the SFB Student Chapter, we would like to thank EVERYONE who attended Biomaterials Day to make this event a success! Read More

WHAT IS BIO-MEDICAL TEXTILES?

Medical Textiles, also referred to as Bio-Medical Textiles, is a new and one of the fastest growing fields of the textile industry. This field studies how the latest polymers, fibers and textile structures can be used to design advanced products for applications outside as well as inside the human body.

Dr. Martin King, professor of textiles at NC State and an expert in biotextiles, defines the term “biotextiles” to include structures composed of textile fibers designed for use in specific biological environments where their performance depends on biocompatibility and biostability with cells and biological fluids. Biotextiles include devices implanted in the body, such as surgical sutures, hernia repair fabrics, arterial grafts, artificial skin, and parts of artificial hearts.

Medical textiles, on the other hand, include everything from bandages, wound dressings, and splints to orthotic devices and clothing used for rehabilitation. Hospital linens, barrier fabrics, protective clothing, and operating room scrubs are also medical textile products.

THE MANY USES OF BIO-MEDICAL TEXTILES

The field of Bio-Medical Textiles covers a large number of application areas. Bio-Medical textiles include textile products that are used to:

Improve health and wellness Maintain comfort and hygiene Treat an external injury
Replace damaged tissue with implantable prosthesis Prevent an injury Prevent infection
Surgical aids Deliver a drug Grow new tissue

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