Materials, Adhesives & Coatings


Medical adhesives and sealants can be used to bond medical products, such as syringes, dialysis filters, blood bags and tube connections. Browse technical briefs, new products, and the latest applications related to the medical bonding tools.

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The patch can be folded around surgical tools.
Rueda and her team developed face shields and N95 respirators to support the need for PPE in hospitals.
Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Design Briefs: 2020 Technology Leaders
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2020.
A new biomaterial significantly reduces scar formation after wounding, leading to more effective skin healing.
See how advanced adhesive compounds provide manufacturers with an effective alternative to mechanical fasteners.
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that can be formed into shapes for medical uses.
Simulation Software

Volume Graphics, Charlotte, NC, has added and augmented important functionalities to its software that help designers and manufacturers capture and...

3M has released a new extended wear medical transfer adhesive.
Conduits, heat sinks, bioadhesives, and more.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product Focus: Molding
Micromolded components, liquid silicone rubber, 3D printing materials, and more.
Collaboration and innovation, born of necessity, hold potential to improve the healthcare industry’s PPE product choices and supply reliability.
Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.

In the midst of the current pandemic, time is of the essence. So, when the US Department of Health & Human Services tapped Hamilton Medical, Inc. to aid the...

Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
To develop a better adhesive alternative, researchers turned to a polymer: poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA).
Gas valves, flame-resistant polymers, robot actuators, and more.
Products: Materials
Product Focus: Materials
Biomedical Coatings

Jaro Corp., Ipswich, MA, Jaro Corp has added the capability to apply an advanced two-component polyurethane coating. Polane 8400 provides a biocompatible, chemically resistant, and...

The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.

An alternative adhesive has been developed that adapts to suit a wide range of industrial and medical applications that benefit from sticky materials. The key ingredient is carbon dioxide. About...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products & Services: February 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Software for Linux

Synopsys, Exeter, UK, has launched Simpleware Release P-2019.09. The latest version of the software includes new features and performance improvements....

Researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants stronger and more corrosion resistant thanks to a newly developed hyper glue formula. The team of...

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the National University of Singapore have developed a new kind of bandage that helps blood to clot and doesn’t stick to the wound. This marks...

Technology Leaders: Materials
Medical Design Briefs: 2019 Technology Leaders
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.
External PSUs

XP Power, Tokyo, Japan, has released two series of external power supplies that are intended for modern medical applications, including safety approvals...

Inspired by a sticky substance that spiders use to catch their prey, MIT engineers have designed a double-sided tape that can rapidly seal tissues together.


Color and additive concentrates from PolyOne, Avon Lake, NH, help manufacturers design and manufacture parts that appear to be covered with fabric, but without...

Chemical engineering researchers at Oregon State University have developed a vegetable-oil-based adhesive that could provide an eco-friendly option in making items such as...

When it comes to diabetes management, accurate blood glucose readings are paramount. And when it comes to generating accurate readings, the quality of the test strip is...

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