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New Silicone Adhesive for Wearable Devices Has Gentle Touch

Image: 3M roll of medical tape
The adhesive developed by 3M is designed to make wearable medical devices more comfortable for patients with fragile skin.

A new silicone adhesive developed by 3M is designed to make wearable medical devices more comfortable for patients with fragile skin. The 2484 Single-Coated Medical Film Tape with Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive on Liner is breathable, conformable, can be worn for up to seven days, and minimizes skin cell removal, said 3M in the announcement released today.

"In medical device design, patient safety is of the utmost importance, which is why we continue to focus on silicone adhesives and our Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Portfolio,” said Chad Reed, Global Business Director, 3M Medical Device Solutions. “Designing devices for people with more fragile skin, such as those with chronic diseases or on the opposite ends of the age spectrum, can be challenging; yet they can be the populations most in need of reliable wearable devices. The 2484 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is gentle even on delicate skin, providing design engineers an adhesive that meets the needs of both the latest in medical device design and the people who wear them,” explained Reed.

The 2484 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is compatible with ethylene oxide sterilization and complies with ISO 10993 parts 5 and 10.

It is the second product to join the 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Portfolio in a matter of months. The company introduced the 2480 adhesive at the end of last year. 3M said that it expects to continue expanding the portfolio.

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