As an industry leader in skin care product formulation, Scapa Healthcare’s R&D team brings a deep understanding of user requirements in order to lead the development of the most effective topical products that can be applied for your customers’ specific rosacea needs.
Scapa Healthcare has the full-service capabilities to partner with its customers to bring innovative first aid products to market efficiently – including hydrogel and hydrocolloid wound dressings and topical skin care solutions for first aid applications such as advanced wound care and OTC consumer wellness.
Hydrogels have long been a staple for advanced wound and burn care to facilitate debridement -- the removal of damaged tissue or foreign objects from a wound. They can absorb and retain wound exudates, promoting fibroblast proliferation and keratinocyte migration – which is pivotal for successful epithelialization and healing. As part of wound dressings, they have been demonstrated to support skin healing and protect afflicted areas from infection.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal, leading it to build up into bumpy red patches covered with white scales that can grow anywhere - but are most commonly found on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Fortunately, there are many topical skin care options that can aid in slowing the growth of new skin cells for psoriasis sufferers, or in other cases relieve some of the common symptoms such as itching and dryness.
The wearable adhesives market is growing rapidly, driven by provider and consumer demand as well as advancements in medical devices for personalized care such as continuous glucose monitoring and point-of-care diagnostics. Wearable adhesives are used to attach medical devices to the body for continuous and long-term durations; the ability to properly adhere to the skin is a key factor for an effectively functioning device. The selection and development of this adhesive is challenging and needs careful consideration.
More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined, per the American Cancer Society. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention. The overwhelming majority of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. Regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen significantly reduces the risk of developing skin cancer. When developing topicals to protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun, it’s important to choose a formulation partner that understands the science and ingredients to incorporate and create products that are both safe and effective for consumers.
People suffering from diabetes are impacted by its affects in many ways, including an increased risk of developing multiple kinds of skin conditions. Elevated blood sugar levels, neuropathy, poor circulation, inflammation, immune system function, and infection are some of the factors that frequently impact diabetic skin. Diabetics are also prone to dry, cracked skin as a result of decreased circulation. They are also highly susceptible to irreversible skin ridges caused through glycation - the bonding of a sugar molecule to a protein or lipid molecule without enzymatic regulation. When it comes to developing skin care solutions for diabetics, it is important to optimize a formulation to change the dynamic of compromised skin and mitigate the symptoms of insulin-resistant dermatological conditions.
A burn is a type of injury characterized by damage to the body’s tissue caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Burns can result in varying degrees of skin swelling, blistering, and scarring and it typically takes three to 20 days for a minor burn to heal properly. Annually in the United States, there are 40,000 hospitalizations related to burn injuries and a total of 486,000 burn injuries require medical treatment. Scapa Healthcare’s Scapa Soft-Pro® Hydrogel Burn Treatment Line provides a range of sterile consumer bandages that are highly effective for treating minor burns and scalds.