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pulse oximeter blog
Aug 15, 2022

Design Considerations for Adhesive Pulse Oximeters

Pulse oximetry has modernized healthcare with its ability to monitor the oxygen saturation of hemoglobin in arterial blood in a continuous and non-invasive manner. In fact, pulse oximetry has become so prevalent that it is often considered a fifth vital sign in medical care.

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May 26, 2022

Innovation in Hydrocolloid Skin Adhesives

Pranabes Pramanik, senior principal scientist and R&D manager for materials and technology development at Scapa Healthcare, shared his thoughts about the growing hydrocolloid technology market and how Scapa Healthcare is helping its customers create the innovative solutions needed to thrive.

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Mar 3, 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.

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Head of Scientific & Technical Services, UK & Europe
Nov 1, 2021

Scapa Healthcare Strengthens Technical & Scientific Services Team in UK to Support Innovation Strategy

Peter Hynes recently joined Scapa Healthcare as Head of Scientific & Technical Services, UK & Europe. He shared his thoughts and insights about why he is excited to be a part of the team and how he plans to help Scapa Healthcare continue to create innovative solutions for its customers.

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pu gel adhesives blog
Jul 15, 2021

Benefits of Silicones and PU Gel Adhesives for Skin Fixation Applications

There are key differences between acrylic adhesives and silicone and PU gel adhesive technologies with several benefits to consider when deciding which to use for a skin adhesive dressing.

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Jul 6, 2021

How Medical Adhesives Are Used in Healthcare Applications

Medical-grade adhesives are typically coated on a variety of backings to form medical fixation materials. When creating any medical-grade adhesive, careful consideration should be taken in the selection of the proper adhesive type, backing substrate and coating technique.

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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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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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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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