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Stick-to-Skin Wearable Devices for Patient Monitoring

Whether you need die-cut components for wearable medical devices that are utilized in a traditional hospital setting or to serve the rapidly growing remote patient monitoring market, JBC Technologies is here to help.

Leveraging our wide network of material manufacturers,  extensive in-house team of process engineers, and cleanroom manufacturing, we’ll work with you from material selection to full-scale contract manufacturing and distribution of custom medical wearables and components.  This includes components for activity monitoring, oxygen sensing, nasal dilating, and more.  

Applications for Die-Cut Wearable Adhesive Tapes

Wearable devices are a rapidly growing segment of the medical device industry that are worn on or close to the skin to collect real time data.   Examples of applications that JBC Technologies can support with custom die-cut products include: 

  • Long term wearable medical device
  • Continuous glucose monitors
  • Pulse oximetry tapes
  • Disposables
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Oxygen Sensing
  • Universal backing insert cards
  • CGM Patches and overpatches
  • Nasal dilator strips
  • Holter patches for cardiac monitoring
  • Waterproof CGM cover

Common Materials Used to Fabricate Wearable Medical Devices

Depending on the application, there are many different materials that could go into the construction of your stick-to-skin wearable medical devices – from single-coated, double-coated and transfer tapes – to polyethylenes such as LDPE or HDPE, polyesters such as PET and a variety of spunlace and other non-woven fabrics.  

 JBC Technologies will 

Skin-Contact Differential Adhesive Tapes

The adhesive that works best for stick-to-skin applications is rarely, if ever, the same adhesive that will work best to bond to the next layer of the device. That’s where double sided differential tapes – tapes with a different adhesive formulation on each side of the carrier – come in.

Adhesive Tapes for Long Term Wear

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Today’s wearable device applications are pushing the limits of long-term wear. Scientists and engineers are working on adhesive tapes that can deliver wear times approaching a month. 3M™ Medical Tape 4575, one example of this innovation, claims wear times up to 21 days. 


Medical Grade Low Trauma Adhesives

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The most common materials used for low-trauma adhesives are acrylics and silicones. Conformable foams and low basis weight non-woven fabrics provide comfortable options for carriers. Multiple constructions are available, including single and double-coated tapes, foam products, transfer tapes, and differential tapes.


Medical Pattern Coated Adhesive Tapes

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One way to achieve a higher moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR) is by using a pattern-coated adhesive. The areas of reduced coat weight enhance the ability for air and moisture to pass through the carrier. The area with a heavier coat weight allows the device to bond securely to the skin.


Here are just a few of the many material partners we work with:

We also work with customer supplied material. If you have material that you need converted, please reach out to your sales representative or contact us for additional information.

Partner with a Leading Medical Die Cutter

There is quite a lot to developing a stick-to-skin monitoring device and a common mistake is to wait until the end of the design process to bring your converter and adhesive partners into the discussion. Failing to consider all the variables that direct adhesive selection early can lead to costly product delays and redesigns. That’s where JBC Technologies can really add value early on in the process.

Look to JBC for everything from advice on material selection to design for manufacturability, prototypes and long-term high volume production. Capabilities include island placements, multi-layer laminations, lift/pull-tabs, printing, ultrasonic welding, kitting and packaging... and more.


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