Materials, Adhesives & Coatings

Adhesives/​Sealants

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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Products: Materials
Video Spotlight on Products and Services
See which products and services the video spotlight is on, including a static testing system from Instron, the SIGMA Laser Stent and Tube Cutting System, medical micro molding services from AccuMold, sterilization solutions and lab testing and advisory services from Sotera Health, electric linear actuators from Thomson, nitinol components from Confluent Medical, and Interpower's power cords.
R&D: Materials

A team has developed medical adhesives that are not only safe for human use but also customizable for different organs. The researchers used mussel-derived adhesive proteins to develop customized...

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Products: Medical
See the new products and services, including precision injection molding from Medbio; Covestro's Makrolon 3638 polycarbonate; laser processing systems from Amada Weld Tech; biocompatible adhesives, sealants, and potting materials from EpoxySet; brushless ECX speed motors from maxon; and more.
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Products: Materials
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Products: Materials
See the new products and services, including an ultrathin cable module for single-use endoscopes from Omnivision, CUI Inc's dc-dc converter, Vision Engineering's stereo microscopes, Henkel's expanded portfolio for wearables, SupplyOne's packaging solutions, and more.
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Briefs: Materials
Researchers at the EPFL have achieved a breakthrough in the treatment of tracheomalacia, a condition characterized by weak tracheal cartilage and muscles that normally keep the airway open for proper breathing.
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Products: Materials
See the new products and services, including a low-capacity torque sensor from Sensor Technology, Dymax' first medical product in its new Hybrid Light-Curable series of adhesives, a bone screw inspection and measurement module from VisionX, and more.
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Products: Photonics/Optics
The new products and services this month include an electronic rotary latch, an ultra black laser marking series, a hybrid hexapod, and more.
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INSIDER: Materials

Newly developed smart coatings for surgical orthopedic implants can monitor strain on the devices to provide early warning of implant failures while killing infection-causing...

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Supplements: Data Acquisition
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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News: Medical

Mactac, a LINTEC Company, is acquiring Label Supply, headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Label Supply has been servicing the Canadian roll label market for more than...

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R&D: Medical

An injectable biomaterial with significantly improved adhesive strength, stretchability, and toughness could enable improved surgical sealing. This chemically modified,...

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INSIDER: Materials

BioInteractions launched an expanded Product Pathway Partnership service incorporating bespoke coatings, optimized application and tooling, testing, regulatory support and...

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INSIDER: Materials

DuPont™ has introduced its new Liveo™ MG 7-9960 Soft Skin Adhesive, a soft elastomeric silicone adhesive for adhering medical devices to the skin with high adhesion...

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Supplements: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Briefs: Design
A Band-Aid® adhesive bandage is an effective treatment for stopping external bleeding from skin wounds, but an equally viable option for internal bleeding does not yet exist.
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INSIDER: Materials

Drawing inspiration from nature, researchers have developed a medical adhesive that could save lives, modeled after structures found in marine animals like mussels and flatworms.

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Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Products: Wearables
Dymax has introduced light-curable adhesives for the evolving medical device wearables market.
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Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In our winter edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Products: Materials
Linear stepper stages, tubing, Bluetooth modules, and more.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and here on MedicalDesignBriefs.com.
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Global Innovations: Materials
A coating minimizes tissue damage by reducing friction.
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Features: Materials
Learn the history of this game-changing medical material and the latest hydrocolloid developments and applications.
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R&D: Materials
Researchers developed a method to bond human skin to rubber-like polymeric materials without an adhesive.
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Features: Wearables
The advent of automatic drug-delivery devices has empowered patients to take their treatments in their own hands.
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Products: Materials
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
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R&D: Medical
Chemists are studying shellfish to develop new, safer, and more sustainable adhesives for a variety of uses, including bandages and other medical applications.
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News: Medical

Vigorous growth has enabled Panacol-Elosol GmbH, manufacturer of industrial and specialty adhesives, to build a larger facility for its corporate headquarters. With double the...

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Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Validating Your Sterilization Process
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To find out more about sterile product development and registration, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology of Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA). Read the interview.

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