Working for Chinese pharmaceutical
company, Baiyun, IDC was briefed to research and develop a better solution for
packaging, dispensing and applying medical adhesives to patients in surgery as
an alternative to suturing.
Baiyun recognised that one of the drawbacks of medical adhesives is the way that they are packaged and dispensed by medical staff. Medical glues have traditionally been packaged in glass ampules, providing a sterile method of transporting the glue. Staff then need to break these ampoules, extract the glue using a dropper, before applying to the wound. This is a time-consuming and fiddly process, which also risks small fragments of glass breaking off or glue spillages near patients.
Another problem is the longer the glue is exposed to air, the more likely it is to be cured and become less effectiveness. With this knowledge, Baiyun commissioned IDC to develop a completely new solution for the packaging and dispensing of their adhesives.