Clinical Evidence

Assessment of Barrier Damage of Adhesive Dressings after Repeated Applications and Removal

Source: proDERM Institute for Applied Dermatological Research, Schenefeld/Hamburg, Germany. Study no. 14.0364-23

Strength

Peel force on skin [N/20mm]

Pain

Pain on Visual Analog Scale (VAS)

Damage

Skin damage increase TEWL [g/(m2h)]

Patient Studies

Three studies of 50 patients (150 in total) were conducted in Germany making use of Lumina’s post-op and film dressings. The studies focused on the usability of dressings with switchable adhesive in a clinical setting and the use of the Switch Torch. The results show that both user and patient would use the product again.

1. SWITCHABLE FILM

DRESSING AND NPWT

The study was initiated to evaluate if the switchable formulation of the adhesive ensures a durable and effective occlusion of the dressing and function of NPWT. Also that the defined adhesion is in the range of patient and user satisfaction.

PRODUCTS USED:
Film dressings 140 & 141 (acrylic)
Switch lamp 1000520

Schmitz M, Pilot-Study Switchable Film Dressing and NPWT: A non-interventional, non-placebo-controlled, national pilot study, Wound Medicine (2019)

2. SWITCHABLE
POST-OP DRESSING

The study evaluated suitability for use, as well as user and patient satisfaction during the use of the tested postoperative dressings for the use on postsurgical wounds for routine wound care.

PRODUCTS USED:
Post-op dressings 409 & 410 (PU)
Switch lamp 1000520

Schmitz M, Pilot-Study Switchable Post-Op Dressing:
A non-interventional, non-placebo-controlled,
national pilot study

3. SWITCHABLE DRESSINGS ON ELDERLY SKIN WITH CHRONIC WOUNDS

The study evaluated suitability for use, as well as user and patient satisfaction during the use of the tested postoperative dressings for the use
on postsurgical wounds for routine wound care.

PRODUCTS USED:
Film dressings 411 & 412 (PU)
Post-op dressings 409 & 410 (PU)
Switch lamp 1000520

This study evaluated the suitability of using switchable dressings as well as user and patient satisfaction. The included patients were elderly with chronic wounds.

The Results

The results show that both user and patient would use the product again.

FIRST VISIT

Ease of application of dressing 100%
Application of NPWT connection to drape 100%
Overall satisfaction with application 98%

SECOND VISIT

Ease of application of dressing 100%
Application of NPWT connection to drape 100%
Overall satisfaction with application 100%
Dressing fixation prior to change 100%
Easyness of illumination 79%
Removal of dressing 100%

THIRD VISIT

Dressing fixation prior to change 100%
Easyness of illumination 76%
Overall satisfaction with application 98%

0=insufficient, 100=very good

FIRST VISIT

Application of dressing 99%
Adhesion of dressing 98%
Overall satisfaction with application 99%

SECOND VISIT

Application of dressing 98%
Adhesion of dressing 98%
Overall satisfaction with application 98%
Dressing fixation prior to change 98%
Easyness of illumination 78%
Removal of dressing 84%

THIRD VISIT

Dressing fixation prior to change 98%
Easyness of illumination 76%
Overall satisfaction with application 83%

0=insufficient, 100=very good

FIRST VISIT

Application of dressing 89%
Adhesion of dressing 91%
Overall satisfaction with application 91%

SECOND VISIT

Application of dressing 89%
Overall satisfaction with application 89%
Dressing fixation prior to change 70%
Easyness of illumination 86%
Removal of dressing 86%

THIRD VISIT

Dressing fixation prior to change 87%
Easyness of illumination 88%
Removal of dressing 87%
Overall satisfaction with product 92%

0=insufficient, 100=very good


Preventing Skin Damage

MARSI: An under-recognized and serious complication

Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI) is a common type of skin injury which is often seen in vulnerable patients with fragile skin such as elderly or paediatric patients.

It is caused by trauma to the skin from medical adhesives, and typically manifests as:

  • Skin tears
  • Blistering, moist or macerated skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Skin-stripping
  • Superficially denuded skin

Regimens and adhesives have been developed to minimise the incidence of MARSI, but it has proven difficult to achieve satisfactory adhesion while also avoiding skin damage.

MARSI can severely reduce the patients’ quality of life by causing pain, increased risk of infection and delayed healing . A study in an elderly long-term patient population has proved that the incidence rate of MARSI was as high as 15.5%*.

Even though MARSI has been under-recognised historically, its proven prevalence has brought attention to the problem both in the research literature and among health care companies.

Source: WoundsUK; 3M; WoundSource Notes: *) Konya et al, 2010

The Lumina Solution

In 2008 Lumina was founded to make a difference in the medical dressing field. Lumina’s adhesive is an innovation. It is a switchable medical adhesive with strong fixation and easy removal. During the dialogue with healthcare providers it became clear that a large number of patients are not covered by the focus areas of existing medical dressing offerings. With the innovative new adhesive, you can now have the best of both worlds – strong fixation with easy and skin friendly removal. Less pain for children, reduced skin injury for the elderly or patients with weak skin and easier, quicker dressing removal for nurses.

Step 1

Apply
dressing.

Step 2

Illuminate with
the Switch Torch
before removal.

Step 3

Remove dressing.
Easy, gentle
wound care.

The Lumina dressing’s consist of a thin polyurethane membrane, coated with a layer of an innovative switchable adhesive. The dressing, which is permeable to both water vapour and oxygen, is impermeable to micro-organisms once in position, it provides an effective bacterial barrier to external contamination. When applied, the adhesive is strong and offers secure adhesion to the skin.

Switching occurs by the use of the Switch Torch supplied by Lumina. Before removal, the dressing is illuminated with the Switch Torch for a few seconds using a specific wavelength of light. The adhesive strength is significantly reduced through illumination and the dressing removal can be performed easily, without causing skin damage.


Clinical Evidence

Assessment of Barrier Damage of Adhesive Dressings after Repeated Applications and Removal

Source: proDERM Institute for Applied Dermatological Research, Schenefeld/Hamburg, Germany. Study no. 14.0364-23

Strength

Peel force on skin [N/20mm]

Pain

Pain on Visual Analog Scale (VAS)

Damage

Skin damage increase TEWL [g/(m2h)]

Patient Studies

Three studies of 50 patients (150 in total) were conducted in Germany making use of Lumina’s post-op and film dressings. The studies focused on the usability of dressings with switchable adhesive in a clinical setting and the use of the Switch Torch. The results show that both user and patient would use the product again.

1. SWITCHABLE FILM

DRESSING AND NPWT

The study was initiated to evaluate if the switchable formulation of the adhesive ensures a durable and effective occlusion of the dressing and function of NPWT. Also that the defined adhesion is in the range of patient and user satisfaction.

PRODUCTS USED:
Film dressings 140 & 141 (acrylic)
Switch lamp 1000520

Schmitz M, Pilot-Study Switchable Film Dressing and NPWT: A non-interventional, non-placebo-controlled, national pilot study, Wound Medicine (2019)

2. SWITCHABLE
POST-OP DRESSING

The study evaluated suitability for use, as well as user and patient satisfaction during the use of the tested postoperative dressings for the use on postsurgical wounds for routine wound care.

PRODUCTS USED:
Post-op dressings 409 & 410 (PU)
Switch lamp 1000520

Schmitz M, Pilot-Study Switchable Post-Op Dressing:
A non-interventional, non-placebo-controlled,
national pilot study

3. SWITCHABLE DRESSINGS ON ELDERLY SKIN WITH CHRONIC WOUNDS

The study evaluated suitability for use, as well as user and patient satisfaction during the use of the tested postoperative dressings for the use
on postsurgical wounds for routine wound care.

PRODUCTS USED:
Film dressings 411 & 412 (PU)
Post-op dressings 409 & 410 (PU)
Switch lamp 1000520

This study evaluated the suitability of using switchable dressings as well as user and patient satisfaction. The included patients were elderly with chronic wounds.

The Results

The results show that both user and patient would use the product again.

FIRST VISIT

Ease of application of dressing 100%
Application of NPWT connection to drape 100%
Overall satisfaction with application 98%

SECOND VISIT

Ease of application of dressing 100%
Application of NPWT connection to drape 100%
Overall satisfaction with application 100%
Dressing fixation prior to change 100%
Easyness of illumination 79%
Removal of dressing 100%

THIRD VISIT

Dressing fixation prior to change 100%
Easyness of illumination 76%
Overall satisfaction with application 98%

0=insufficient, 100=very good

FIRST VISIT

Application of dressing 99%
Adhesion of dressing 98%
Overall satisfaction with application 99%

SECOND VISIT

Application of dressing 98%
Adhesion of dressing 98%
Overall satisfaction with application 98%
Dressing fixation prior to change 98%
Easyness of illumination 78%
Removal of dressing 84%

THIRD VISIT

Dressing fixation prior to change 98%
Easyness of illumination 76%
Overall satisfaction with application 83%

0=insufficient, 100=very good

FIRST VISIT

Application of dressing 89%
Adhesion of dressing 91%
Overall satisfaction with application 91%

SECOND VISIT

Application of dressing 89%
Overall satisfaction with application 89%
Dressing fixation prior to change 70%
Easyness of illumination 86%
Removal of dressing 86%

THIRD VISIT

Dressing fixation prior to change 87%
Easyness of illumination 88%
Removal of dressing 87%
Overall satisfaction with product 92%

0=insufficient, 100=very good


Become a Distributor

A Unique Opportunity

We offer a disruptive, innovative, clinically proven product line that solves a well recognised unmet clinical need. Add a unique technology to your portfolio of products. Create a blue ocean market space by offering a solution no competitor can match. We are a young, agile and flexible company with stable financial owners.

Our strategy is clear; to reduce the risk of skin damage

(MARSI) through our innovative and cost-efficient technology.

The Problem

Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI) is a common type of skin injury which is often seen in vulnerable patients with fragile skin such as elderly or paediatric patients. It is caused by trauma to the skin from medical adhesives, and typically manifests as a skin tear, blistering, moist or macerated skin, folliculitis, skin-stripping, or superficially denuded skin.

READ MORE ABOUT MARSI

The Solution

The Lumina dressing’s consist of a thin polyurethane membrane, coated with a layer of an innovative switchable adhesive. The dressing, which is permeable to both water vapour and oxygen, is impermeable to micro-organisms once in position, it provides an effective bacterial barrier to external contamination. When applied, the adhesive is strong and offers secure adhesion to the skin.

 

Switching occurs by the use of the Switch Torch supplied by Lumina. Before removal, the dressing is illuminated with the Switch Torch for a few seconds using a specific wavelength of light. The adhesive strength is significantly reduced through illumination and the dressing removal can be performed easily, without causing skin damage.


The Switch

To remove the film dressing ­ illuminate it with the Switch Torch provided. This step takes a few seconds for each area that is illuminated. The adhesive has now become non­-sticky and the dressing can be easily removed. No residuals remain on the skin.

Lumina Switch Torch
Lumina Switch Torch in use
Lumina Switch Torch in use

Switching torch for Lumina dressings. Made out of anodised aluminium.
Supplied with batteries. Can be used with rechargeable batteries (not included).

 

 

Class 1 | CE marked

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How to remove Lumina Dressings

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

An alternative to using the torch is to make use of sun light. Even if the patient is sent home, the patient can still make use of the switch.


The Dressings

The Lumina dressing’s consist of a thin polyurethane membrane, coated with a layer of an innovative switchable adhesive. The dressing, which is permeable to both water vapour and oxygen, is impermeable to micro-organisms once in position, it provides an effective bacterial barrier to external contamination. When applied, the adhesive is strong and offers secure adhesion to the skin.

Switching occurs by the use of the Switch Torch supplied by Lumina.

Film dressings

Post-op dressings

FILM DRESSINGS

Film Dressings are available in 2 different versions. The Acrylic adhesive version (Red) is optimised for superior strength. The Polyurethane (PU) version (Blue) is optimised for superior comfort upon removal. Both versions are scientifically proven to prevent skin damage.

Removal Comfort

Good

Best

Strength

Good

Best

Water Resistance

Good

Best

Skin Damage Prevention

Good

Best

Red Acrylic

Blue PU

FILM DRESSING

Film dressing with switchable Acrylic or PU adhesive.
Print to identify as switchable dressing.
Sterile, single use.

Class 1s | CE marked

Red Acrylic:
5x7,2cm | 10 pcs | Art no. 1000139
10x12cm | 10 pcs | Art no. 1000140
15x15cm | 10 pcs | Art no. 1000141

Blue PU:
5x7,2cm | 20 pcs | Art no. 1000411
10x12cm | 20 pcs | Art no. 1000412

POST-OP DRESSING

Post-op dressing with a non-adhearing absorbing pad.
Switchable PU adhesive.
Print to identify as switchable dressing.
Sterile, single use.

Class 1s | CE marked

Blue PU:
6x10cm | 20 pcs | Art no. 1000409
10x15cm | 20 pcs | Art no. 1000410

How to apply Lumina Dressings

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3


FAQs

The switch takes place in the adhesive when light of the predefined wavelength comes in contact with the dressing (with high enough intensity). The adhesive goes from sticky to “dry” and the adheisve therefore becomes easy to remove.

Step 1

Apply
dressing

Step 2

Illuminate with
the Switch Torch
before removal.

Step 3

Remove dressing.
Easy, gentle
wound care.

Yes, the dressing can be used outdoor on a sunny day, however the dressing needs to be covered with clothing to prevent the sun from initiating the switching mechanism.


Home

Step 1

Apply
dressing.

Step 2

Illuminate with
the Switch Torch
before removal.

Step 3

Remove dressing.
Easy, gentle
wound care.

Skin damage due to the use of medical dressings is a real problem in today’s health care. The problem is well documented and there is a broad agreement among users and dressing manufacturers that measures need to be taken to minimise the suffering and the cost resulting from this problem*. Lumina has set out to solve this!

 

Switching occurs by the use of the Switch Torch supplied by Lumina. Before removal, the dressing is illuminated with the Switch Torch for a few seconds using a specific wavelength of light. The adhesive strength is significantly reduced through illumination and the dressing removal can be performed easily, without causing skin damage.

FIND OUT HOW LUMINA PREVENTS SKIN DAMAGE

The Dressings

Lumina develop unique dressings. We combine strong fixation and a skin-friendly removal, with almost no pain for the patient.

FILM DRESSING

Film dressing with switchable Acrylic or PU adhesive.
Print to identify as switchable dressing.
Sterile, single use.

Class 1s | CE marked

Red Acrylic:
5x7,2cm | 10 pcs | Art no. 1000139
10x12cm | 10 pcs | Art no. 1000140
15x15cm | 10 pcs | Art no. 1000141

Blue PU:
5x7,2cm | 20 pcs | Art no. 1000411
10x12cm | 20 pcs | Art no. 1000412

POST-OP DRESSING

Post-op dressing with a non-adhearing absorbing pad.
Switchable PU adhesive.
Print to identify as switchable dressing.
Sterile, single use.

Class 1s | CE marked

Blue PU:
6x10cm | 20 pcs | Art no. 1000409
10x15cm | 20 pcs | Art no. 1000410

The Switch

When you want to remove the film dressing ­ illuminate it with the special torch provided. This step takes a few seconds for each area that is illuminated. The adhesive has now become non­sticky and the dressing can be easily removed. No residuals remain on the skin.

Lumina Switch Torch
Lumina Switch Torch in use
Lumina Switch Torch in use

Switching torch for Lumina dressings. Made out of anodized aluminum.
Supplied with batteries. Can be used with rechargeable batteries (not included).

 

Class 1   |  CE marked

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