White Paper

Evaluation Of Wear Time For Various Tapes On Human Volunteers: 8-Day Study

Source: 3M Life Science Sterilization

By Marcia Cartier, Clinical Research Associate and Graham Smith, Biostatistician 3M Medical Materials & Technologies, 3M Healthcare

There are many types of adhesive tapes for securing wearable sensors, health monitors, and other medical devices that need to meet a variety of requirements. Depending on the application, some adhesives must be gentle, able to adhere in high moisture conditions, flexible, stretchable, and/or conformable. This white paper covers a study that was to determine the approximate adhesion time of ten commercialized and two experimental tapes on non-compromised skin of healthy volunteers. Download the full paper for more on the study’s parameters and its results.

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