DELO Industrial Adhesives has begun its foray into medical electronics applications, with the company planning to apply its advanced adhesives, miniaturisation, and raw materials expertise, to the development of medical technologies.
A German-based, globally present adhesives manufacturer, DELO plans initially to focus on glucose monitoring patches, biosensors, and microfluidics, as well as in producing new medical grade adhesives for future customers’ specific applications and requirements.
The medical electronics industry is a rapidly evolving sector, with new and innovative ways to give patients state of the art care to stay on top of their health. Wearable electronics have particularly become a stronghold in this sector, with smart watches coming with integrated health focused capabilities, such as heart rate monitoring, step counting and fall detection. These features and much more demonstrate how medical and consumer electronics industries have begun to merge.
As a leading manufacturer of bonding materials, DELO has long partnered with some of the largest companies in the semiconductor and consumer electronics industries. With its stronger focus on medical electronics, the company sees a new opportunity to help customers forge innovations – as it has in other sectors. One such innovation is lab-on-chip technology, which uses semiconductors to detect and monitor the development of diseases. DELO will be able to contribute here with its extensive knowledge in optoelectronics and miniaturisation.
“We not only have cutting-edge adhesives with a sharply increasing number of medical certifications for non-cytotoxic products,” said Dr Karl Bitzer, managing director at DELO. “For our future customers, we will also release more specialised medical grade products and, more importantly, bring our semiconductor manufacturing, miniaturisation and equipment expertise to market – enabling and supporting our customers to develop astonishing new products, scaling up production and efficiently mass manufacture them.”
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