DuPont (NYSE:DD) today announced that it is introducing DuPont™ Liveo™ Soft Skin Conductive Tape 1-3150 – a silicone-based thermoset adhesive for electrical biosignal sensing and transfer.
Combining the key benefits of silicone technology with electrically conductive properties, Liveo™ Soft Skin Conductive Tape technology is intended for use as a skin dry electrode in biosignal monitoring applications to enable long-term patient monitoring with stable data quality and high patient comfort.
The new conductive tape is intended to be used as a skin interface for electric biosignal monitoring that requires good skin conformability, no drying over time, and repositionability with gentle adhesion and atraumatic removal. It can be used in single electrodes for short-term monitoring and is best suited in medical wearable patches for long-term monitoring lasting seven or more days.
“Wearable biosignal-monitoring devices can enable patients to better monitor and track their own conditions outside of hospital facilities, empowering them to participate in and manage their own care,” said DuPont™ Liveo™ Healthcare Global Strategic Marketing Leader Jennifer Gemo. “To meet the needs of both patients and physicians, device manufacturers are calling for the development of long-wear patches for remote patient-monitoring that remain comfortable over the required wear time while ensuring high data quality. That’s where our new Liveo™ Soft Skin Conductive Tape technology is expected to play a major role. This is the first market launch of its kind for DuPont™ Liveo™ Healthcare with several other tapes in the pipeline for medical wearables.”
Alexis Bobenrieth, Technical Service & Development/R&D Professional and Medical Device Expert, DuPont™ Liveo™ Healthcare added: “combined skin contact and electronics expertise applied to smart wearables have helped develop a solution that matches the industry’s requirements for longer-term patient comfort and signal quality. We have leveraged our deep coating expertise to help converters develop the right process conditions to adopt Liveo™ tape in their production process.”
DuPont offers a broad portfolio of high-performance, medical-grade elastomers, adhesives, resins and thermoplastics designed to meet the rigorous requirements of wearable medical devices. The company also provides support in the areas of materials research, application development, technology, safety and regulatory compliance.
Dedicated Liveo™ research teams collaborate with manufacturers worldwide to create solutions across a vast array of medical applications – including smart devices that share data between patients and doctors, empowering patients with greater independence.
DuPont will showcase the Liveo™ Smart Soft Skin Conductive Tape at the MEDICA Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany, from November 13 through 16. The Liveo™ team of experts will be at Stand D33 in the Wearable Technologies Pavilion in Hall 12.