Healthcare staff working in OR are not fully protected from harmful radiation. To mitigate the risk of radiation exposure, the use of leaded glasses, aprons and thyroid collars are mandatory. However, these garments are heavy and cumbersome and may interfere with the working environment.
10MD has developed TeXray, the world's first radiation protection textile, in order to improve the working environment for healthcare professionals during X-ray guided surgical interventions.
Although scientists debate about the value of minimizing the radiation towards the brain, head protection garments have become more and more requested by healthcare professionals. 10MD has developed a comfortable head protection cap, HeadPeace, based on TeXray. HeadPeace has received CE mark, the legal requirement for access to the European market.
Regulatory applications for three new innovative products (patent pending) based on TeXray was recently submitted to regulatory authorities.