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Jul 11, 2022

Benefits of Occlusive Dressings in Wound Healing

The treatment of wounds has evolved over time, with differing perspectives on wound care impacting recommended treatment methods. Occlusive dressings utilize a moist environment to support more rapid wound healing. This and other factors are believed to support more rapid re-epithelialization that are not associated with exposed wounds.

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May 26, 2022

Innovation in Hydrocolloid Skin Adhesives

Pranabes Pramanik, senior principal scientist and R&D manager for materials and technology development at Scapa Healthcare, shared his thoughts about the growing hydrocolloid technology market and how Scapa Healthcare is helping its customers create the innovative solutions needed to thrive.

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CBD skincare
May 16, 2022

CBD Use in Beauty and Cosmetic Products

CBD (cannabidiol) has gained increasing popularity over the past few years. One of the areas that have earned significant attention is the potential for CBD helping in the management of skin conditions, making beauty products one of the top growth markets.

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May 9, 2022

The Role of Wound Cleansers in Wound Management

Ensuring a high quality of care is a critical requirement in any wound healing process. Wound cleansing plays an integral part in the management of acute traumatic wounds and chronic wounds and can help create favorable conditions for healing.

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CGM QandA
May 2, 2022

Developing Optimal Skin Contact Adhesives for Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices

Patricia Frey, Director of Technology and Development and Ian Christopher, Research & Development and Product Manager for Scapa Healthcare in the US, shared their thoughts about how Scapa Healthcare is helping its customers create innovative fixation solutions to support the development of new monitoring devices.

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OTC blog
Apr 4, 2022

Benefits of Over-The-Counter Topical Pain Relievers

People who must live with acute and chronic pain originating from injuries, ailments, and other conditions are increasingly looking to topical pain relievers—many of which are available over the counter (OTC) —to provide safe, fast, and effective relief.

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IAD topicals blog
Mar 14, 2022

How Skin Care Topicals Help Manage Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis

People suffering from incontinence struggle with the constant threat and effects posed by skin damage and irritation. Not only must incontinent patients meet the immediate need to have leakproof protection from urine and solid waste, but they must also safeguard the skin from irritation and infection throughout their regular, daily routine.

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Mar 3, 2022

The Critical Role of Dressings in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), also known as vacuum-assisted wound closure or “wound vac,” refers to a system that applies sub-atmospheric pressure to a wound surface in order to draw out fluid and help promote faster healing with reduced risk of infection.

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Feb 14, 2022

Benefits of Ostomy Skin Barriers for Peristomal Skin Care

One of the most important aspects of ostomy care is the efficacy of the skin barrier. The skin barrier is essential in holding the ostomy pouch in place, providing a level surface for the pouching system, and protecting the sensitive skin around a stoma, otherwise known as peristomal skin.

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Collagen Blog
Feb 1, 2022

Role of Collagen in Wound Care

You may recognize “collagen” as an ingredient in many commercially available beauty serums, creams and capsules popular in the cosmetic industry, but collagen is also used in a variety of medical devices to treat chronic, non-healing wounds.

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