- Longer wear times may help drive down patient costs
- Prior to 2022, standard wear time was up to 14 days
- Intended use for medical devices such as glucose and heart
PAUL, Minn., Feb. 6, 2023
/PRNewswire/ -- 3M unveils its new
medical adhesive that can stick to the skin for up to 28 days and
is intended for use with a wide array of health monitors, sensors,
and long-term medical wearables. Prior to 2022, the standard wear
time for extended medical adhesives was up to 14 days. 3M now doubles that standard to help deliver a
more patient-centric model of care.
scientists created a technology and then pushed that tech to its
boundaries without compromising skin health."
Longer wear time for devices and monitors may help drive down
costs, accumulate more data for better decision making, and reduce
"Our 3M scientists created a
technology and then pushed that tech to its boundaries without
compromising skin health," said Chad
Reed, director of global business for 3M Medical Materials and Technologies. "Medical
wearables are a cornerstone for the future of health care, and
we're committed to unlocking its potential with our world-class
The new adhesive, 3M™ Medical Tape 4578, also adds the feature
of liner free stability, which can be stored for up to one year,
giving device makers more flexibility in the design process.
3M touts more than 55 years of
skin adhesion science and 3M Medical
Tape 4578 adds to the extensive breadth of the company's medical
To learn more about 3M Medical
Tape 4578, visit 3M.com/MedicalTape4578. Design engineers can also
visit FindMyAdhesive.com for help selecting the right adhesive for
their next medical device project. Created by 3M, Find My Adhesive is an online resource that
uses a series of project-specific questions to identify a list of
3M medical adhesive suggestions.
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helps create a brighter world for everyone. By unlocking the power
of people, ideas and science to reimagine what's possible, our
global team uniquely addresses the opportunities and challenges of
our customers, communities, and planet. Learn how we're working to
improve lives and make what's next at 3M.com/news or on Twitter at @3M or @3MNews.
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