Adhesives for Wearable Medical Devices

3M, St. Paul, MN, has added an extended wear medical transfer adhesive to its lineup of advanced adhesives for medical devices. Designed to laminate many substrates, 3M medical transfer adhesive 4075 features an extended wear pressure sensitive transfer adhesive and allows design engineers to use a variety of backings. The transfer adhesive offers excellent initial skin adhesion with up to a 14-day wear time, depending on the backing material used, and it meets requirements to use on intact skin. It has been tested to ISO:10993-5 and ISO:10993-10, which assess the in vitro cytotoxicity and a product’s potential to produce irritation and skin sensitization, respectively. It is ethylene oxide sterilization compatible.

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