“Which type of cyanoacrylate can be used for bonding skin/tissue together instead of suturing small wounds or incisions? Does DYMAX supply such a material? “
There are four types of cyanoacrylates. Two of them can be used for closing wounds and are available from different suppliers:
- Butyl cyanoacrylate is used to bond skin and close wounds and is available from Henkel (Indermil), Advanced Medical Solutions Group (LiquiBand), and B. Braun (Histoacryl). All versions are FDA approved.
- Octyl cyanoacrylate is a newer-generation cyanoacrylate for bonding skin and closing wounds. It is supposed to provide higher breaking strength and be less irritating to skin than the butyl-type adhesive. This type of cyanoacrylate is available from Adhezion Biomedical (SurgiSeal), Ethicon (Dermabond), and Chemence Medical Products (derma+flex QS). All products are FDA approved.
- Ethyl cyanoacrylate is the most commonly used adhesive for assembly purposes and the type of cyanoacrylate supplied by DYMAX.
- Methyl cyanoacrylate is used for assembly purposes.