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DSEi 2011: New sterile tent system to make field surgery safer

13th September 2011 - 16:58 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


A new shelter system is promising to make complex surgery less prone to the risk of infection.

Hereford-based DHS International Systems, part of DHS Technologies, has created a new fabric which is designed to kill off or inhibit bacteria as it lands on it.

The Xytec 500 technology, on display for the first time at DSEi, uses what the company describes as a 'microscopic bed of nano size spikes' that puncture the cell walls of the microbes and bacteria. It will also halt mould, mildew and fungus.

The use of the fabric on the inner walls of the tent means

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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