The Swedish Patent- and Registration Office (PRV) has decided to grant Ten Medical Design AB (10MD) patent application SE537818 for TeXray (NAFT) radiation protective textile material.
X-ray imaging has during the past 20 years proven to be an efficient tool in surgical procedures and the technique is still emerging into new surgical fields. As a consequence of X-ray, staff need safe and functional radiation protection. This newly-patented technology works by allowing air and moisture through the radiation barrier, thereby allowing the surgical staff to use more comfortable radiation protective garments.
10MD founding partner, Fredrik Gellerstedt noted: “The working conditions in the operating room are critical for the performance of the surgical staff. With this grant we are confident to continue with planned R&D activities.”
10MD was founded in 2012 and has developed a new attenuating material, TeXray, which can be used for the manufacturing of radiation protection textiles. TeXray is a woven material and has been developed in close collaboration and financial support from Almi, Chalmers University of Technology, the Centre for Health Technology Halland (HCH) at Halmstad University, Smart Textiles, Sahlgrenska Science Park, Swerea and Vinnova. As TeXray is a woven material, compared to existing casted film materials, TeXray may provide added value such as breathability and washability.
“This first in a row patent grant, provides the fundamentals necessary for the commercialization of TeXray and to bring our first product to the market in 2016,” says Mr Leif Brodén, Chairman of the Board of 10MD.
* TeXray is a trademark of Ten Medical Design AB.