External media coverage
2019 April 1
Read Scapa Healthcare's featured article with Medical Design Briefs on the evolution of skin-contact adhesion technology through past, present, and future.
2018 November 12
MEDICA 2018 coverage - five questions from the Booth of Scapa Healthcare for skin friendly adhesive and topical solutions for even the most sensitive application areas.
2018 November 6
Read Scapa Healthcare's feature in Medical Design Technology magazine on assessing wearable device adhesives for optimal fixation.
2018 September 17
September eNewsletter: Scapa Group plc to buy Acelity's wound dressing facility in Gargrave, England.
2018 August 23
Scapa Healthcare has been granted a European patent for a hydrocolloid adhesive composition featuring coconut oil, which promotes skin moisturization. Scapa’s adhesive composition is fully moldable and can support the topical delivery of active ingredients that may aid in the healing or skin conditioning process, the company reported in a news release.
2018 June 1
E-beam Sterilization: The Impact of Skin-Contact Adhesives for Medical Applications
The performance of adhesives used for wearable medical device applications is critical to the efficacy of the final product, as an improperly affixed device is unlikely to achieve the desired result when applied to the patient. Aside from medical device applications, accurately predicting how an adhesive will be impacted by the sterilization process in order to make informed choices is also important for advanced wound care and consumer wellness applications such as first aid.
2018 May 1
Selecting the Optimal Adhesive for Wearable Medical Devices
The wearable adhesives market is being propelled by healthcare advancements and increasing demand for personalized care options. Wearable adhesives are used to attach medical devices to the body for continuous and long-term durations. While the skin-interfacing adhesive is only a small component of a wearable device, its ability to properly adhere to the skin is a key factor for an effectively functioning device.
2018 March 15
Positive Identification: An Examination of Converting, Labeling, and Printing
A product’s label might be an afterthought, but challenges can stall a new product launch. Medical device manufacturers are partnering with contract partners with unique in-house capabilities for turn-key solutions. These solutions include integrated and customized conversion, state-of-the-art printing, and finished packaging solutions.
2018 March 15
Practical Matters: A Look at Medical Device Materials
Changing healthcare regulations and hospitals’ war on germs are driving innovation in medical device materials. The rise of medical wearables is spurring material innovation in adhesive fabrics and antimicrobial substances. Scapa Healthcare, for instance, debuted a proprietary adhesive earlier this year that features re-positional properties for sensitive skin applications.
2018 March 8
It is becoming increasingly accepted that to understand and model the bacterial colonization and infection of abiotic surfaces requires the use of a biofilm model. There are many bacterial colonizations by at least two primary species, however this is difficult to model in vitro. This study reports the development of a simple mixed‐species biofilm model using strains of two clinically significant bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa grown on nanoporous polycarbonate membranes on nutrient agar support.
2018 March 5
Scapa Healthcare now operates new R&D facilities in Tennessee, New York, and Ramsbury (UK), each with a Class 7 or Class 8 cleanroom.
2018 February 28
Outsource partner for skin-friendly, turnkey solutions, Scapa Healthcare, has unveiled three R&D Centers of Excellence to offer design and engineering expertise and manufacturing technologies to help customers bring innovative products to market rapidly.
2018 February 27
Scapa Healthcare Opens 3 R&D Centers – Knoxville, TN (Webtec), Orangeburg, NY (EuroMed), and Ramsbury, UK (First-Water).
2018 February 5
New hydrocolloid adhesive introduced at MD&M West 2018.
2018 Jan 31
Scapa Healthcare has introduced Scapa Soft-Pro Low Trauma Hydrocolloid, a proprietary, gentle adhesive with repositionable properties for sensitive skin applications.
2018 Jan 30
Scapa Healthcare (booth 3291) announces Soft-Pro® Low Trauma Hydrocolloid Adhesive, a proprietary,
2018 Jan 29
Scapa Healthcare Introduces Low Trauma Hydrocolloid Adhesive for Sensitive Skin Applications