Professional Research Papers
For Healthcare Professionals

Robertson, Yadong, Rosing; International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives 55 (2014), 64-68

From the abstract: “…the application of oligo(glycerolsebacate) (OGS) as an adhesive “switch” that is activated via the use of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to promote a rapid decrease in peel force during removal of a medical pressure-sensitive adhesive.

The technology found within this paper is amenable to current manufacturing processes and is ready to be implemented in medical pressure-sensitive adhesives so that healthcare providers, patients, and consumers might have a means of diminishing pain and trauma during the removal of bandages and/or medical dressings.”


Rippon, White, Davies; Wounds UK, 2007, Vol 3, No 4; 76-86

From the abstract: “Skin adhesives play an important role in keeping wound dressings in place. Unfortunately, if dressings incorporate adhesives that are too aggressive, then their removal may cause trauma to the wound and surrounding skin.

This article discusses the terminology that is applied to adhesive technology, and describes the properties of an ‘ideal’ adhesive for wound dressings. Both traditional and advanced adhesive technologies that are currently utilised in the wound care setting are reviewed in detail, and a number of differences between the adhesive systems used in wound dressings are highlighted.”


John M. Boyce, MD; Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2000;21:438-441.

“Despite the proven efficacy of alcohol-based products, delayed acceptance of alcohol hand antisepsis by hospitals in the United States has been attributable in part to a concern among many healthcare personnel that repeated use of alcohol would lead to excessive drying of the skin.

This concept has also been shown not to be true.”