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Ouch-Free Medical Tape

Ouch-Free Medical Tape

Bioengineers create new medical bandage for the sensitive skin of newborns and elderly patients.

Ouch-Free Medical Tape

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 15:45

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Inside Science Buzzwords:

  1. Epidermis - The outer layer of skin that is thinner in newborns and elderly patients and can be easily damaged.
  2. Silicone - A synthetic, flexible material that doesn't interfere with skin or adhesives.
  3. Adhesive - A material that bonds two things together.

 

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Jeffrey M. Karp, Harvard Medical School 

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