3M Medical Materials and Technologies is your trusted partner in all things skin. We have over 55 years in the medical adhesive business and no one knows skin better than us. We understand the way it breathes, stretches, sweats and ages. We’ll help you find the right materials for your product and get your design to market, no matter what development stage you’re in. We believe the work you do makes a difference in people’s lives and we’re here to make it easier for you.
Our experts can help you select the best components for your medical device design, from “skin-friendly” materials to aggressive medical adhesives used in the actual construction of your device. Whatever product development stage you’re at, we’re ready to help you succeed – with solutions that can help improve device reliability, enhance performance and reduce costs.
When it comes to microfluidics—3M gets it. We are your trusted source for advanced materials and technologies used in the design and manufacture of microfluidic devices. Today microfluidics technology is used in the construction of blood glucose strips, lab-on-a-disc / lab-on-a-chip applications and other diagnostic consumables and devices. The applications for devices using microfluidics are varied with examples such as pathogen detection, chronic disease monitoring, cancer screening, genetic biomarker detection, food and environmental monitoring.
3M's wide range of medical-grade adhesives and films can act as adhesives within the construction of your medical devices. You can take advantage of 3M's design and technical expertise and network of Preferred Converters to make sure you're using the best components and design for the application - no matter how complex or specialized.
As a medical device manufacturer, your key consideration when selecting a tape is ensuring proper adhesion to the patient's body. Whether it's affixed for several hours, a day, a week or even longer, your wearable device needs to stay attached to do its job. While adhesion is critical, there are other variables that need to be considered—such as ergonomic requirements, skin condition, the patient population and wear time.
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Medical device manufacturers and engineers need a long-term wear adhesive solution that increases patient comfort and provides a strong and reliable bond in challenging applications when adhering to skin.
That is why we designed our extended wear medical tapes to add to our portfolio of go-to products for wearable device applications.