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Combining materials for effective filtration efficacy in masks

In 2020, when SARS-CoV-2 was spreading like wildfire across the globe, an immediate problem for front-line healthcare workers was that…

How to build resilience into the medical supply chain

It’s not hard to see why a respiratory pandemic might put stress on the world’s supply of vaccines, PPE and…

Improving biocompatibility for the medical implant industry

Designing an implant for the human body is a complex balancing act between biocompatibility, mechanical function and medical outcome. Whether…

The medical possibilities of sustainable electrospinning

As well as they work in the body, advanced biomaterials aren’t necessarily good for the planet. Despite the name, many…

New standards of 3D printing for better patient outcomes

Standard 3D printers can’t extrude the tissue-mimicking materials needed to make lifelike models of human organs. But who said 3D…

The development of the next generation of artificial joints

Hip and knee replacements are two of the most common operations carried out in orthopaedic departments, but that doesn’t mean…

Reducing LOC device cost for widespread development and production

Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technology was supposed to bring point-of-care diagnostics to the developing world, but producing such precise and delicate devices…

How implants and wearables offer innovative medical applications

It’s best not to advertise this to vaccine refusers, but microchips are being injected into people – in clinical trials,…

How 3D printing is personalising the field of drug delivery

Pharmaceuticals have come a long way throughout history. These days, therapeutic agents can even be delivered at a controlled dosage…

The growth of the automation industry in medical manufacturing

Automation has undergone technological updates over the years, leading to more flexibility in what manufacturers can build. But have the…

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