Dow Corning’s new range of silicone pressure sensitive adhesives allows for durable attachment of medical devices to skin without sensitization or irritation – even when the device is attached for long periods of time. In addition, the adhesives are breathable, allowing for permeability to air and water vapor.
Patients are the primary beneficiaries of this new advance, since the adhesives have been formulated to improve patient comfort when medical devices such as monitoring devices, prosthetics, ostomy devices, dressings, drapes and even hair pieces need to be attached firmly to skin for prolonged periods.
Medical device manufacturers will be able to apply the new adhesives to products using standard roll coating equipment for Dow Corning MG-2502 and Dow CorningMG-2402 and hot melt coating equipment for Dow CorningMG-2410, while Dow CorningMG-2401 is formulated for direct application to human skin. Dow Corning believes that the FDA approved, biocompatible range of products will stimulate further innovation in medical device technologies.