Medical Applications

DermaMed specializes in producing high-performance, pressure-sensitive adhesives and coated materials for medical applications. With innovations in mobile, connected, and networked healthcare, wearable device technology is quickly advancing. This has resulted in a high demand for skin contact medical adhesives with a range of wear times, from just a few hours to 21 day.

Our technical team of chemists and engineers is constantly developing and testing skin-friendly medical adhesive solutions, along with long-lasting adhesives used in device construction. We developed a family of medical adhesives that meets the needs of skin-contact wearable devices, and we collaborate with you to build custom medical tapes to meet the specifications of your on-body device.

Our capabilities span the medical adhesive market, with materials that serve diverse healthcare applications, including:

  • Medical instrumentation 
  • Surgical dressings
  • Post-operative dressings 
  • Island dressings
  • Transparent film dressings 
  • Diagnostics
  • Electrodes
  • Biosensors
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • Surgical drapes
  • Ostomy care
  • Neonatal and geriatric skincare

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Pulse Oxymetry

DermaMed provides low-trauma adhesive solutions for pulse oximetry devices that can be applied to the most sensitive, fragile skin and repositioned as needed without leaving behind residue.

Wound Care

DermaMed’s specialty wound care adhesives are designed for a broad array of applications, from acute surgical incisions to to long-term wound healing.

Wearable Devices

DermaMed wearable device adhesive solutions include woven, non-woven and film skin contact tapes that accommodate a range of release times. We’ll customize wearable adhesives that are biocompatible, skin-friendly and pressure-sensitive.


Some of the latest low surface energy (LSE) plastics require adhesives that can form a strong bond with the material and require specialty pressure-sensitive adhesive solutions. DermaMed produces adhesive transfer tapes and double-coated tapes. Pressure-sensitive adhesives are available in woven, non-woven, film and foam materials.

Low Trauma

From temporarily attaching an IV drip to securing wound dressings, there is a wide range of medical applications that require low trauma adhesive tapes that are pressure sensitive, repositionable and comfortable. Low trauma adhesives with short-term release times are produced with fragile, sensitive skin in mind.


Specialty adhesive tapes used to assemble diagnostic devices require specific properties to ensure that there is no interference with the delicate assays found in IVD devices and diagnostic products.

Consumer Products

From specialty adhesives with unidirectional elasticity for nasal strips to tension relief tapes designed for scar therapy, DermaMed produces consumer adhesive products for over-the-counter use. We bring deep industry knowledge and experience to act as a resource to support your development of leading-edge solutions, including CBD-infused products to scented breathing strips and patches for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems.