Adhesives in Diagnostics: Sophisticated Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Technologies Bring Enhanced Capabilities to IVDs

5/1/11

By Bill Meathrel and Ranjit Malik
Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, May 2011

Component and material suppliers in the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry are facing pressure to develop technologies that address the demand for fast-performing, highly sensitive, accurate, and more affordable products in a short development cycle. Understanding the special needs of the IVD industry allows suppliers such as adhesive manufacturers to embrace this challenge through the development of enabling adhesive and coating technologies. This article discusses some of the design challenges related to formulating adhesives for diagnostics and how adhesives can bring added design benefits and enhanced capabilities to device manufacturers beyond simply bonding substrates together.

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