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Adhesives - Industry Insight
This week at mddionline.com, William Meathrel and Ranjit Malik examine pressure-sensitive adhesive technologies used in in vitro diagnostics, Jim Dickinson details the gap between industry and FDA when it comes to MDUFA reauthorization, Heather Thompson has the latest on the IOM's 510(k) report, and Kay Sinclair and Natalie Scott discuss the importance of human factors.
Man-made adhesives are a strong and varied bunch, and we've come up with all kinds of chemical combinations that are able to hold things together. But adhesives in the natural world—or more specifically, the ocean world—can achieve their purpose in ways that researchers are still trying to figure out.