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December 13, 2021updated 13 Jan 2022 4:12pm

Medical Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings

By Nat Schaefer

Adhesives, sealants and coatings of medical grade offer durability and high reliability to a medical device to withstand extreme conditions such as high temperature, ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, sterilisation cycles and more.

They have diverse applications in medical disposable devices, surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, disposable diagnostic kits, prosthetics, and assisted devices.

Types of medical adhesive and sealants

Medical adhesive and sealants can be categorised into synthetic and natural. Synthetic products are made of acrylic, polyurethane, silicone, polyethylene glycol (PEG), and cyanoacrylate materials while natural adhesives and sealants are made of albumin, collagen, gelatin, fibrin and polysaccharide.

Applications of medical coatings

Medical coatings reduce tissue damage and procedure time, as well as improve the cost efficiency for a medical procedure. They are increasingly being adopted for coating medical devices used in cardiac and urinary catheterisation procedures.

Modern medical devices utilised for minimally invasive surgical procedures are mostly coated with hydrophilic and hydrophobic coatings for biocompatible insertion in narrow vascular regions.

Increasing innovation, rising complexity and technological advancements have triggered the use of diverse materials for manufacturing medical devices, providing opportunities to medical coating manufacturers to develop innovative products such as polymer-based medical coatings, anti-microbial, anti-thrombogenic and nanotechnology-based coatings.

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Top medical adhesives, sealants and coatings specialists

Post-procedure wound sealing using adhesive tapes and sealants, surgical staplers and surgical sutures for procedures such as laparoscopic repair are driving the demand for medical adhesives and sealants.

Using its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the sector, Medical Device Network has compiled a list of leading medical adhesives, sealants and coatings companies and specialists. The list includes medical adhesive tape manufacturers, suppliers of epoxy adhesive formulations and providers of a range of coating products and services including, but not limited to:

  • Hydrophilic and hydrophobic coating
  • Polyurethane-based coating
  • Thin-film coating solutions
  • Physical vapour deposition (PVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) technologies for medical device coatings
  • Parylene conformal coating

The information provided in the download document is drafted for medical device executives, medical device manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, medical adhesive manufacturers, engineers, technicians, technical sales engineers, process engineers, product development chemists, research and development (R&D) chemists and any other individual involved in the operations in the medical device industry.

The download document contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product offerings, alongside contact details to ease your purchasing decision.

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