Medical Textiles: New Intelligence Service From WTiN

Sep 19, 2016, 11:30 ET from World Textile Information Network (WTIN)

LEEDS, England, September 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

An exclusive, unrivalled intelligence service for the medical textiles sector is launched today (Monday, 19 September) by textiles knowledge provider World Textile Information Network (WTiN).

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The new online channel, called Medical Textiles, sits within and complements the range of market intelligence services already provided by WTiN.

Delivering market analysis and data, company profiles, textile technology benchmarking and best practice references, the Medical Textiles intelligence service will offer strategic, technical and sales intelligence for companies and institutions working in the medical textile technologies arena.

The product is the first-to-market 360° intelligence for the medical textiles industry and will be an invaluable resource for identifying new clients, developing compelling product solutions and achieving higher and above-competition returns.

The channel will focus on textiles used in a clinical setting, delivering intelligence to enable competitive market and product differentiation. It will identify key opportunity areas and both track and analyse trends, data, market, OEM, R&D, healthcare-payer and healthcare-practitioner/patient developments in the following segments:

  • Wound care and scar management textiles  
  • Compression management textiles  
  • Surgical textiles, including cardiovascular, surgery, neurovascular and orthopaedic textiles

In addition, the Medical Textiles channel will cover:

  • Healthcare and hygiene textiles: deciphering trends and identifying high growth areas for market and product development in disposables, hygiene, and medical products and healthcare textiles
  • Smart medical textiles: tracking and analysing the intelligent and smart textiles market, manufacturers and emerging technologies in wearable smart textiles to support strategic partnerships and market and product differentiation.

Wound care and scar management textiles constitutes the 10th largest medical device segment, currently worth US$15 billion and projected to generate US$20.4bn by 2020. The growth in wound and scar management market is estimated at 6%, fuelled by rising prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Despite the advent of active technologies like NPWT, medical textiles are still the materials of choice.

Ongoing innovation in fibre, nonwovens and woven technologies promises to meet current and emerging unmet clinical needs. The Medical Textiles intelligence service aims to bridge the current gap between wound care medical devices market and their end users, i.e. clinicians and patients, and the medical textiles manufacturing sector, and bring ongoing in-depth data and analysis to aid competitive product differentiation in medical textiles.

Regular updates will come in the form of market intelligence analysis, which aims to keep abreast of unmet clinical needs and the resulting opportunities for innovation, and insight articles on both commercially-available and prototype medical textiles as and when they emerge.

And that's not all - in-depth OEM profiles will help subscribers to understand the market players, while HD quality video interviews will capture industry views from key opinion leaders across the market. There will also be a round-up of breaking news from across the web.

Mark Jarvis, managing director of WTiN, said: "The rate at which innovation is growing in medical textiles is very fast and, more importantly, it is growing with greater sophistication - meaning it is essential that product developers and marketing teams have a thorough understanding of the industry, all in an engaging, digestible format.

"WTiN has already established itself as a reliable, quality provider of key market information and intelligence, and our new Medical Textiles product builds on our years of expertise in this field. There is simply nothing else like it in the market - and yet it has never been needed more than now."

About WTiN 

World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is a multimedia publisher, delivering unmatched intelligence and insight into the global textile manufacturing industry. Its tightly focused web portal,, and portfolio of business-to-business magazines event newspapers are recognised for their authority and market-leading coverage. This clear industry focus means WTiN has become an integral part of the textile community, providing the highest-quality business and technical intelligence.

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