Advanced Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Enable Advent of Next-Generation IVD Products

12/10/10

Advanced Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Enable Advent of Next-Generation IVD Products
European Medical Device Technology
By: W.G. Meathrel, PhD, and R. Malik, PhD, Adhesives Research

Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), a common component used in a wide range of diagnostic devices, are evolving to be as diverse and specialized as the devices themselves. Not only are PSAs well-suited for lateral-flow devices, but high-performance bonding tapes are also used in many molecular diagnostic applications, including high-throughput screening, reverse-transcription PCR, cell culture and compound storage. PSAs are an attractive material choice for device manufacturers because they are integral to device performance and they facilitate efficient manufacturing.

This article discusses how adhesives are being formulated to deliver increased functionality and capabilities to the next generation of diagnostic devices.

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