Master Bond's epoxy, silicone, UV/visible light curing compounds are widely used in the healthcare industry as an adhesive, sealant or coating for surgical instruments and other medical devices. Our formulations are versatile and can adhere to a variety of smiilar and dissimilar substrates. They offer high bond strength, fast cure speeds and exceptional durability. Our products are also manufactured to resist multiple cycles of sterilizations, including radiation, steam, ethylene oxide and chemical sterilants such as hydrogen peroxide, glutaraldehyde, paracetic acid, Cidex®, and Sterrad®. They also provide protection against disinfectants, detergents, isopropyl alcohol and bleaches. Select adhesives are used on both disposable and reusable surgical instruments. Our company promises reliability, taking measures to comply with USP Class Vi biocompatibility specifications and ISO 10993-5 cytotoxicity testing standards.
Application specific Master Bond grades possess different properties and are engineered for the assembly of multiple surgical devices. These instruments are employed in major and minor operations. They range from elective, required, urgent/emergency surgeries. Open surgery depends on a large incision in the skin. Some common examples of open surgical procedures performed using particular types of Master Bond bonded devices involve:
- joint replacement
- coronary artery bypass
- organ replacement
- broken bone repair
- spinal fusion
- partial colectomy
Master Bond line of medical grade compounds are pivotal in the construction of surgical devices for minimally invasive robotic and non robotic procedures. They encompass the following instruments:
It is important to note that minimally invasive surgery does not require a large incision, lowers the risk of infection, hospital time, pain, bleeding, effect on immune system, provides the patient a faster recovery time and can be performed on outpatient basis. With robotic surgery the surgery is more precise, allows the surgeon to conduct difficult procedures not possible without the aid of a robot such as access to hard to reach areas, improved flexibility, control and magnified 3D views of surgical sites.
Significant Applications for Master Bond
- Adhesives bond a variety of substrates including plastics, rubber, metals including titanium, stainless steel, PEEK
- Sealants as electrical insulators for electrosurgical medical devices
- Adhesives/sealants/coatings on probes, cutting forceps, staples and scalpels used in surgery
- Fillings available in large gaps in instruments
Master bond has played a valuable role in the development of laser surgical systems. Custom products provide unique characteristics that enhance the capability of numerous kinds of lasers. They have provided superb performance in eye, foot, spine, thoracic and dental surgery. Our advanced cutting edge polymeric adhesives offer advantages that have enabled lasers to operate with high precision and accuracy to achieve many complex tasks.
Master Bond Popular Products
USP Class VI approved. Serviceable from -60°F to 450°F. Withstands multiple cycles of medical sterilization including radiation, EtO, autoclaving and chemical sterilants. Shore D hardnes >75. Used for bonding, sealing, coating, casting. Can be cured up to 2-3 inches thick. Cures at ambient temperature or more quickly at elevated temperatures.
USP Class VI approved system. Outstanding chemical and water resistance. Excellent electrical insulation properties. Superior optical clarity. Rapid curing. Fast fixture times. Moderate viscosity. Ideal for high production applications. Serviceable from -60°F to 250°F.
Biocompatible. Meets USP Class VI test specification. Impressive resistance to chemical sterilants including ethylene oxide, bleach, glutaraldehyde, hydrogen peroxide based systems and paracetic acid type compounds. High bond strength. Electrical insulator. Fast curing. Quick handling time. Service temperature range -60°F to +250°F.
Dual cure system with UV and heat curing mechanisms. Cures at 80°C in shadowed out areas. Nano filled, high dimensional stability and abrasion resistance. Bonds well to metals, glass, ceramics and most plastics. Serviceable from -60°F to +350°F.
Rapid curing, one part epoxy. Meets USP Class VI biocompatibility standards. Thixotropic paste viscosity. High shear strength. Superb resistance to autoclaving, chemical sterilants, radition, EtO. Serviceable from -60°F to +400°F.