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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.

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The many layers of skin.

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Read our white papers on the science of skin.

  • 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.

  • Understanding skin and designing wearable devices (PDF, 200 KB)

    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.

  • Science of Skin: Potential problems when sticking to the skin of a diabetic (PDF, 253 KB)

    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.

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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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    Finding the right technology for your next innovation is no small feat. That’s why we designed a free online product selector tool to simplify and streamline the process. Answer a few questions, get a custom list of adhesive recommendations. Done and done.

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