Transforming Medical Innovations into Market-Ready Products

NIRI translates innovative medical ideas into market-ready products by leveraging its core services in product development, market and application development, and supply chain and manufacturing support.

Our expertise spans critical medical applications such as Advanced Wound Care, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Ostomy Care, and Medical Devices.

Fibrous materials are crucial in the medical field and can provide functionality that benefits patients’ and medical personnel’s safety, health and well-being. With a market value projected to reach USD 22.2 billion by 2022 and a CAGR of 13.2% from 2023 to 2030, the demand for medical nonwovens shows significant growth due to factors like global population increase, an ageing population, the rise of chronic diseases, and heightened awareness for sterile environments.

Our Key Medical Applications

At NIRI, we specialise in developing cutting-edge products and processes that address critical needs in the medical sector. Discover how to use advanced materials and technologies to transform patient care and enhance the safety and effectiveness of medical products.


Advanced Wound Care

NIRI applies its product development services to innovate novel technologies to protect the wound and enhance healing. Technologies developed have included gelling fibres and hydrogels that maintain optimal moisture levels for faster healing, smart dressings with biomarkers and embedded sensors for early infection detection, and negative pressure wound therapy systems.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Through its advanced product and material development and surface functionalisation expertise, NIRI innovates next generation PPE products, such as face masks, surgical gowns and smart textiles. In addition to helping supply chains deliver PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic, NIRI developed a technology that captures and immobilises bacteria and viruses on the surface of PPE to prevent transmission within medical environments.


Ostomy Care

With growing and ageing populations, ostomy care is a rapidly growing market with a need for new products with enhanced odour resistance, comfort, mobility, and antibacterial performance. NIRI’s expertise and prototyping facilities are designed to accelerate innovation and develop high-performance products that enhance patient well-being.


Medical Devices

Fibrous materials are often used as key components of medical devices, including filters that separate biomatter, advanced drug delivery systems utilising controlled release technologies and implantable devices designed for biocompatibility and durability. NIRI helps its customers develop scalable and commercially viable medical device products and components that save lives.

Dr. Ross Ward, NIRI CCO


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