Special one and two component Master Bond adhesive formulations play an essential role in the construction of cryogenic refrigerators, freezers, storage systems for biological samples, respiratory products, pipes, pressure vessels, purifiers, cryosurgical systems, canisters, and accessories. These liquid/paste products comply with stringent manufacturing specifications and have exhibited reliable, efficient, performance for use in healthcare, biotechnology, and research applications.
Minimally invasive cryosurgery employs image-guidance techniques such as magnetic resonance (MR), ultrasound, computed tomography to target and obliterate diseased tissue through intense cold. Liquid nitrogen or high pressure argon gas flows into a cryoprobe which often kills the cells upon contact. Bronchoscopes, laparoscopes, transducers, spray devices in addition to cryoprobes also contain different Master Bond grades for optimization of precise, exact execution of procedures done outside and through the skin surface. Some examples of cryosurgery performed for benign and malignant skin conditions include warts, moles, small skin cancers, solar keratoses, and skin tags.
Cryosurgery has additionally successfully been used for treating cancers such as prostate tumors, liver tumors, primarily liver cancer that has not spread, retinoblastoma, and low grade cancerous and non cancerous tumors of the bone.
Scientists are presently studying cryosurgery for breast, colon, and kidney cancer. It is important to note that minimal invasive cryosurgery procedures are often preferred, because it minimizes pain, scarring, bleeding, and shortens hospital stays. Freezing the cells beyond a certain level will tear the cells apart without effecting nearby healthy tissue. Other cryogenic applications include vaccine transport, therapeutics, or diagnostics that may be used in developing medical counter measures for pandemics such as COVID-19.
Master Bond has developed a comprehensive line of unique cryogenic adhesive systems that feature unique capabilities. Most noteworthy for medical and laboratories are specialty products that are intended for adhering dissimilar substrates, possess NASA low outgassing certification, are electrically conductive, heat dissipative, fast curing, optically clear, chemical resistant, have low coefficient of thermal expansion, high durability or exceptional strength characteristics. Customized products have enabled solutions for challenging needs.
|Products||Service Temperature Range||Key Feature|
|EP62-1LPSPMed||4K to 400°F||Ultra low viscosity|
|EP30DPBFMed||4K to 250°F||Flexible at room temperature|
|EP29LPSP||4K to 275°F||Low stress under cryogenic conditions|
|EP21TDCSMed||4K to 250°F||Excellent electrical conductivity|
|EP42HT-4AOMED Black||4K to 400°F||Thermally conductive, and electrically insulative|
Adhesives for Assembling Cryogenic Laboratory and Medical Equipment
Ultra low viscosity, toughened epoxy with superior electrical insulation properties. Thermal stability. Exceptional sterilization resistance. Long working life. Low exotherm. Passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 requirements. Serviceable from -150°F to +400°F.
Epoxy-urethane blend. Superior toughness and abrasion resistance. Biocompatible. Cryogenically serviceable. Low viscosity. Low moisture absorption and hydrolytic stability. USP Class VI approved. Serviceable from 4k to +250°F. Outstanding electrical insulation properties. Withstands thermal cycling. High impact strength.
Two part epoxy system with ultra low viscosity and remarkable cryogenic properties. Withstands rapid drop in temperature and is NASA low outgassing approved. Optically clear. Long working life. Low exotherm. Excellent resistance to acids, bases and many solvents. Outstanding electrical insulative properties. Service operating temperature range from 4K to +275°F.
Silver conductive epoxy with low volume resistivity and USP Class VI certification. Cures at room temperature or more quickly at elevated temperatures. Durable. Serviceable from 4k to +250°F. Smooth paste. One to one mix ratio by weight or volume. Shore D hardness 50-60. High bond strength.
Thermally conductive, electrically insulative two part epoxy. Meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 certifications. Cryogenically serviceable from 4K to +400F. NASA low outgassing aproved. Black in color. For bonding, sealing, coating and casting.