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The science of skin.

Skin sticks with us – from infancy to mature adulthood. It safeguards our organs and tells the story of our health. When it comes to designing skin-friendly adhesives, dressings and devices, it can be a complex puzzle.

The many layers of skin.

Read our white papers on the science of skin.

  • White paper on devices that stick to skin, painlessly.

    Applying perception science to wearable medical device design.

    The experience of pain and discomfort highly motivates behavior and people will go to great lengths to avoid it. Medical wearables have the ability to transform lives provided they are willing to use them. Discover how the perception of pain and discomfort can guide the creation of wearable devices that are comfortable to wear and painless to remove.

  • White paper on Interstitial Fluid

    Interstitial fluid: it speaks volumes.

    Today’s patients and providers want information immediately, and interstitial fluid could help. In fact, interstitial fluid may give insight into conditions before blood can. Read our whitepaper to discover interstitial fluid’s potential capabilities and how it is formed in the body.  

  • We’ve compiled our knowledge from working with design engineers and device manufacturers around the world into a guide. You will learn a wide array of missteps your peers have encountered while bringing wearables to market (and how to avoid them).

  • Sweat helps regulate our body temperature and provides insight into our health. The keys to using sweat in monitoring and diagnosis include choosing the right analyte and getting enough sample to detect. Sweat sensing technology is still in its infancy. We have a lot to learn and discover.

  • Skin is an ever-changing organ. Its complexity makes it a challenge when designing wearable devices. When you design adhesives and devices that are made to stick to skin, there’s a lot to consider.

    Start your design with skin in mind. 

  • The skin of a diabetic patient needs special attention. Diabetes can impact blood supply to the skin and lead to a variety of skin conditions. And diabetic patients have the added risk of complications from the use of devices that monitor blood glucose levels or deliver insulin.

  • Skin is your body’s protective and powerful organ. Some might even say it is your body’s armor, your first line of defense. That’s why choosing the right medical adhesive to adhere to skin is important – it mitigates the risk of Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) and infection. Learn steps you can take to select the right adhesive.

  • Manufacturing challenges can often complicate the already demanding job of medical device design.

    To help you successfully get ahead of these challenges, we compiled our knowledge from working with design engineers and device manufacturers around the world into a guide – “A design engineer’s guide to manufacturing challenges: Finding balance between design, material & production.”

    It will help you learn from obstacles others have experienced, ultimately helping you navigate the development process more efficiently.

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Think skin deeper.

Find out how thinking skin first can help impact outcomes and improve experiences.


So many devices, so many adhesives to choose from.

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