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Hohenstein Institute to host MedTex Symposium
Nov '10
Hohenstein Institute, a leading worldwide provider of textile testing and certification services, will present its MedTex Symposium on textiles for health care applications on Tuesday, December 14th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Dogwood Room at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park, NC. The symposium is open to the public and is presented free of charge.

Hohenstein's MedTex Symposium will feature a panel of health care specialists who will share their expertise on the industry as well as emerging applications and innovations in the field. The panel of medical textile specialists includes:

• Prof. Dr. Dirk Hoefer, Hohenstein Institute for Hygiene and Biotechnology. Hohenstein's IHB group has developed significant innovations for medical textiles including a methodology to test a textile's interaction with skin cells and a new silicon-based technology for using textiles to deliver drugs. Dr. Hoefer will present updates on textile innovations under development in his group.
• Dr. James Delattre, VP Global Marketing, NanoHorizons Inc. As the makers of SmartSilver®, a safe and highly effective antimicrobial additive, NanoHorizons is well versed in making health care environments cleaner for patients and caregivers through applications in operating room paints, equipment, and medical scrubs. Dr. Delattre will share research on antimicrobial efficacy in various applications.
• Dr. Marian McCord, Assoc. Professor, Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science, NC State University. Dr. McCord specializes in research and development of textiles that prevent or treat disease or improve human health and well-being. McCord will present her latest research findings and insights into the role textiles play in critical global health initiatives.
• Dr. Benjamin Harrison, Asst. Professor, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Harrison's focus is on oxygen-producing biomaterials for tissue regeneration. He will also discuss the importance of textiles in building artificial tissues and organs.

“Our distinguished panelists have done outstanding work in the field of textiles for health care applications,” says Dr. Sam Moore, Managing Director of Hohenstein Institute America. “From infection control to disease prevention to drug delivery systems, the medical textile innovations created by these scientists are improving health care around the world every day.”

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