New generation of medical-grade adhesives
Medical adhesive-related skin injuries (MARSI) is a Skin injury related to medical adhesive usage. It is a prevalent complication that occurs across all care settings, including ambulatory and hospitals among all age groups. Besides mechanical injury, medical adhesives can also induce dermatitis (either irritant or allergic) and other types of skin damage, such as maceration of folliculitis.
In the world exist 5 000 000 ostomates and according with North America Wound, Ostomy, and Continence and Enterostomal Therapy Nurses, 80% of the ostomates develop peristomal skin problems. The average cost of treatment of MARSI in European countries is arround €6.000 to €10.000.
The Bio2Skin a biopolymer that uses the natural features of the skin to obtain good adhesion properties avoiding irritation and allergy problems even under continuous or chronic use.
It can be used in class 1 medical devices, such as ostomy, wearable medical devices, hot and cold therapy, kinesiology bands among others.