ADHESIVES FOR FRAGILE AND SENSITIVE SKIN
A thermally-triggered reversible adhesive that can be used on dressings, bandages, wound closure systems, and dermal drug delivery systems. The adhesive firmly adheres to skin at body temperature (30-38°C), decreasing the temperature inactivates the adhesive (15°C). The initial focus is on bandages and dressings for the geriatric and pediatric markets. Patents have been issued and are pending. This is a collaboration program with Professor Mark Thompson within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern California.