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Jan 6, 2023

Understanding and Treating Mild Acne with Skin Care Topicals and Hydrocolloid Adhesive Products

Acne is a skin condition most people experience at some point in their lifetime. It’s estimated that acne effects 80-90% of teenagers in the Western world.

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Aug 8, 2022

Design Considerations for Adhesive Pulse Oximeters Blog

Pulseoximetry has modernized healthcare with its ability to monitor the oxygen saturation of hemoglobin in arterial blood in a continuous and non-invasive manner. Learn more about how to improve the manufacturability of these medical devices.

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Aug 5, 2022

Importance of Microbiology Testing in Medical Devices

April Ambridge, Head of Quality, UK, at Scapa Healthcare, shared her thoughts about the growing market demand for microbiology testing services and how Scapa Healthcare uniquely provides the expertise and suite of services required to help its customers succeed.

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Jul 1, 2022

Benefits of Occlusive Dressings in Wound Healing

The treatment of wounds has evolved over time, with differing perspectives on wound care impacting recommended treatment methods. For example, exposing wounds to open air was previously thought to be the most effective manner of treatment as this exposure would support the scabbing process.

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May 5, 2022

Innovation in Hydrocolloid Skin Adhesives

Hydrocolloid technology has been used in advanced wound care for many years. However, the market is now experiencing rapid growth as new applications and innovations expand the use of the technology. Pranabes Pramanik, senior principal scientist and R&D manager for materials and technology development at Scapa Healthcare, shared his thoughts about the growing market and how Scapa Healthcare is helping our customers create the innovative solutions needed to thrive.

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May 5, 2022

The Role of Wound Cleansers in Wound Management

Ensuring a high quality of care is a critical requirement in any wound healing process. Taking optimal care of wounds has become synonymous with prevention and management of microbial contamination. .

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Feb 26, 2022

Conductive Hydrogels and Their Multiple Medical Applications

Hydrogels are widely utilized within advanced wound care. Their unique and highly tuneable properties allow them to be applied to solve many of the issues faced in the medical field. Conductive hydrogels are a material of particular interest, owing to their ability to pass electrical currents to the skin.

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Feb 4, 2022

The Critical Role of Dressings in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), also known as vacuum-assisted wound closure or “wound vac,” refers to a system that applies sub-atmospheric pressure to a wound surface in order to draw out fluid and help promote faster healing with reduced risk of infection. This technique has become increasingly popular in the care, treatment, and management of numerous acute and chronic wounds.

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Feb 4, 2022

Benefits of Ostomy Skin Barriers for Peristomal Skin Care

Patients that have gone through an ostomy surgery, which is a procedure to open the abdominal wall to reroute body waste due to malfunctioning of urinary and digestive system, typically experience peristomal skin complications (PSCs) . The most common cause of these complications results from leakage from the stoma onto the skin, creating peristomal skin irritation and peristomal moisture associated dermatitis .

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