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Acne Dots
Apr 1, 2021

Do Hydrocolloid Bandages Really Help to Treat Acne?

Currently there is a buzz where many TikTok users’ videos feature the “hack” of using standard forms of hydrocolloid bandages available over the counter to help treat acne. Traditionally these bandages were used to treat minor cuts and blisters.

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CBD Topicals
Mar 18, 2021

CBD Topicals for Pain Management and Skin Care

One of the fastest growing applications for CBD oil products today is pain management since, if proven effective, could offer a safer alternative to the potentially habit-forming medications often used to treat chronic pain.

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Mar 4, 2021

Topical Treatment for Diabetic Skin Conditions

People suffering from diabetes are impacted by its affects in many ways, including an increased risk of developing multiple kinds of skin conditions.

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Feb 25, 2021

How the Pandemic is Impacting Foot Care Product Innovation

Each of our feet is home to more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, 30 joints, and 26 bones.

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Jan 29, 2021

Testing Wearable Medical Device Adhesion During Development Stage

The wearable adhesives market is growing rapidly, driven by provider and consumer demand as well as advancements

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Jan 18, 2021

What to Consider When Selecting Adhesives for Medical Fixation Devices

There is a wide range of pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) technologies and chemistries available to medical

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sterilisation blog
Dec 16, 2020

Sterilisation Methods for Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Products

Medical devices and pharmaceutical products must be sterilised to meet regulatory and safety requirements before they can be distributed and sold.

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Nov 25, 2020

Leveraging Regional Management to Drive Growth for Scapa Healthcare

Evolving with the rapidly changing market, Scapa Healthcare recently established regional leadership roles to streamline

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Nov 10, 2020

Scapa Healthcare Portfolio Of Skin Adhesives And Topical Solutions For Diabetic Patients

There are 387 million people living with diabetes worldwide today, and more than ½ billion expected by 2035, according to the Center for Disease Control.

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Medicated Powders
Oct 13, 2020

What to Consider When Developing Custom Medicated Powders for Skin Care Needs

Scapa Healthcare’s Anthony Castrogiovanni, Site Manager, R&D and Regulatory Affairs at the Dallas facility shared some expert input and insights on developing custom medicated powders for external use.

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Sep 9, 2020

Developing Skin Safe Pulse Oximetry Devices for Neonatal Care

Pulse oximetry involves checking how well the heart is pumping oxygen through the body by attaching a painless sensor to rapidly detect changes in how efficiently oxygen is being carried to the extremities furthest from the heart.

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Aug 12, 2020

Discussing Skin Care and Healthy Aging with Actor/Writer Shedrack Anderson III

The actor, writer/director and entrepreneur recently sat down with us to discuss his passion for the skin care industry, his tips for healthy aging and why he chose to work with Scapa Healthcare to develop his premium anti-aging skin care product line.

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maskne
Aug 12, 2020

Treating and Preventing “Maskne” Breakouts with Skin Care Topicals

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, breakouts that occur from wearing a mask have become so common that the term "maskne" has gained popularity.

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Aug 11, 2020

Hydrogels -- Beyond Debridement Applications

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

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Jul 13, 2020

Adhesion Formulation For Wearables

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.

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Jun 25, 2020

Q&A with John Petreanu, Scapa Healthcare President

The healthcare environment in general has continued to evolve from what it was just a few years ago, and Scapa is no exception. However, something that has remained the same – and what really drew me back to Scapa Healthcare

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Jun 25, 2020

New Normal: Post COVID-19 Skin Care Trends

In the ongoing fight against COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) have recommended frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds with lukewarm water ...

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Jun 9, 2020

Managing Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis with Topical Skin Care Products

Many suffer from incontinence in silence because of its perceived embarrassing nature, when in fact millions of Americans deal with some form of incontinence on a regular basis.

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Jun 8, 2020

Understanding and Treating Mild Acne with Skin Care Topicals and Hydrocolloid Technology

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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May 12, 2020

Assessing Dressing Options for Advanced Wound Care (AWC)

Wound care products like bandages and gauze – often coupled with topicals like antibacterial ointment –are usually sufficient for treating minor injuries like scrapes and cuts.

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May 12, 2020

Improving Ostomates’ Quality of Life by Offering the Right Ostomy Accessories

Scapa Healthcare also has extensive experience developing stoma paste formulas that helps create a protective barrier around the stoma to reduce leakage.

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Apr 15, 2020

Supporting the Fight Against COVID-19 with Effective Topical Solutions

The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic has made people around the world much more cognizant of the many potentially contaminated surfaces they touch every day.

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Apr 8, 2020

Technical Expertise to Develop Topicals for the Management of Rosacea

An estimated 14 million Americans have rosacea -- a common skin disorder which causes persistent skin redness, primarily on the face.

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Jul 11, 2019

Topical Formulation For Sun Protection

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.

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Jul 11, 2019

Topical Treatment for Diabetic Skin Conditions

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.

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May 13, 2019

Developing Topicals For Treatment Of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal, leading it to build up intobumpy red patches covered with white scales that can grow anywhere – but are most commonly found on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back.

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Feb 13, 2019

Scapa Healthcare Hydrogel Bandages For Treatment Of Minor Burns And Scalds

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.

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