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Novel bio-based anti-bacterial textiles for healthcare applications

Based on our recent discovery of anti-bacterial fibers that are 100% bio-based and fully degradable, this project aims to explore technologies for utilization of the fibers, yarns and fabrics for new wound dressings, shoe uppers and compression stockings. This project includes: (i) experimental study of anti-bacterial mechanism of the fibers and blends to determine their safety and efficiency; (ii) development of effective anti-bacterial yarns and fabrics for healthcare applications with appropriate blend ratio and distribution of the fibers in textiles; (iii) Design and fabrication of anti-bacterial and non-adherent fabrics of wound dressing; (iv) development and manufacturing of novel anti-bacterial knitted shoe uppers; (v) design and fabrication of novel smart compression stockings with various functions (e.g. anti-bacteria, pressure enhancement) at selected areas and optimized pressure distributions for human anatomy; (vi) development of new leg mannequin that mimics human figure with sensing capacity of pressure and shear force distributions by using optic fiber Bragg grating sensing network; and (vii) evaluation of the newly developed compression stockings by human subjects and the leg mannequin.

Project No. (ITC) ITP/039/16TP
Project Type Platform
Project Co-ordinator Prof. TAO Xiaoming
Research Institute The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ITF Amount HK$ 8,602,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2016-10-11
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2019-04-10
Esteem Medical Limited
Ningbo Tian An Biologic Material Company Limited
Shenzhen Anpan Health Industry Co Ltd
Zhende Medical Group| Shaoxing Zhende Surgical Dressing Co. Ltd
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