Newswise — GLEN ROCK, Pa. (July 22, 2016) – From devices that detect infectious diseases to test kits that monitor diabetes and blood coagulation, the range of opportunities for hydrophilic adhesive technologies in medical devices is expanding as the demand for microfluidic biological tests increases. Adhesives Research (AR) will present on the expansive opportunities for hydrophilic adhesives August 2 from 10a.m.-2p.m. and August 3 from 2-4p.m. at the 2016 AACC Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia, PA, booth #463. Attendees may frequent the booth anytime between 10a.m.-5p.m., August 2-4 and ask questions about their product needs as well as learn about AR’s custom hydrophilic technologies and products.

Leading the discussion on present and future innovations for hydrophilic adhesives will be Herb Hand, a Senior Scientist with over 24 years of chemistry experience at AR pioneering research on hydrophilic adhesives and coatings used in diagnostic devices. “Hydrophilic technology continues to be used in a variety of medical devices including blood glucose and blood coagulation point-of-care, in-house and environmental test kits.” said Hand. “The future of hydrophilic tapes includes components in molecular diagnostic devices and devices for the discovery of infectious diseases.”

Adhesives Research, Inc., is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesives, tapes, specialty coatings, films and laminates. Founded in 1961, Adhesives Research develops solutions to unmet needs leveraging core competencies in chemical synthesis formulation and coating technologies. Adhesives Research’s custom tailored products are used in a diverse range of applications around the world in the construction, industrial, electronics, automotive, medical and pharmaceutical industries.

Based in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, Adhesives Research also operates manufacturing facilities in Ireland and Colombia; has sales and marketing offices in Great Britain, Singapore and China; and sales representation in Japan and Taiwan. The Company’s North American and European development and production facilities are certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards.

Adhesives Research® is a registered service mark of Adhesives Research, Inc., for engineering and design services in the field of pressure-sensitive adhesive systems.

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