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Skin sensitization in wearable medical devices

Medical wearables are taking over health management, but some adhesives used in these devices can cause severe skin reactions. This white paper explores the rising epidemic of skin sensitization from medical wearables and how manufacturers can develop safer, biocompatible alternatives.

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Wearable medical devices like continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps rely on adhesives to adhere to patients’ skin, but ingredients like isobornyl acrylate can seep out and cause severe skin reactions, prompting regulatory agencies to mandate more rigorous biocompatibility testing and pushing device manufacturers to eliminate hazardous ingredients and replace them with skin-safe, high-performing alternatives, such as the innovative medical adhesives developed by Henkel.

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