Human benefits

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Reports on the 1999 symposium on Textile and Polymer-based Biomaterials held at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (PCTS), Philadelphia, PA, USA, where 25 papers were presented in areas related to medical textiles and allied fields. Subjects covered include variety of fibres used in medical applications; biosorbable polymers and surgical sutures; strengthening of sutures by lasers; role of fibre architecture in tissue engineering; Low Temperature Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Plasma Sterilisation of medical devices; role of textiles in endovascular procedures; polyester and other textile vascular prosthesis; modelling of vascular grafts; biomaterials for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction; the Wallgraft Endovascular Prosthesis developed by Boston Scientific Corporation; polypyrrole coated polyester; applications of biocomponent fibres; NeurotubeT nerve reconstruction device; porcine model for exploring wound angiogenesis and fibroplasia; protective clothing; behaviour of human hair; and frictional interaction between textiles and human skin.

Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationTextile Horizons
StatePublished - 1999


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