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Technical braids in medical technology

Many treatment methods in modern medicine would be impossible without technical braids.

Technical braids play an increasingly important role in human medicine. They allow us to treat diseases that often used to be fatal just a few years ago. Their main application is in medical implants.

How exactly are technical braids used in medicine?

Without technical braids, it would be impossible to treat damaged vessels, which requires the use of narrow supportive tubes called stents. Stents are used for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from the expansion of blood vessels and bile ducts to support for the respiratory tract and oesophagus during the treatment of malignant tumours. The use of stents in blood vessels is a fundamental component of treating coronary heart disease. And these technical braids are even used in the treatment of eye disease – in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, to be precise. Covered stents save lives. Emergency surgeons use them to close acute vessel ruptures. The medical field may not quite be our home yet, but we will be happy to develop medical braids for your applications together with you.

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The Wedo wick-configurator

To ensure the best possible burning results, the wick must be well adapted to the candle system in question. Our wick-configurator allows you to easily define key candle parameters – it then automatically lists a number of suitable wicks for testing.

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