Derma+Flex® QS™ High Viscosity Tissue Adhesive is a sterile, liquid topical skin adhesive containing a monomeric (2-octyl cyanoacrylate) formulation and the colorant D & C Violet #2. It is provided in a single use aluminum collapsible tube packaged in a Tyvek pouch also containing 2 Indothene HD Grade HD50MA180 applicator tips. The dauber applicator is comprised of a self-puncturing cap and a foam surface, which allows spreading of the adhesive with uniformity. The nozzle applicator is also a self-puncturing cap with an elongation that enables detailed application of the adhesive. As applied to skin, the liquid is syrup-like in viscosity and polymerizes within minutes.
Derma+Flex® QS™ High Viscosity Tissue Adhesive has a syrup-like viscosity. The increased viscosity Derma+Flex® QS™ is intended to reduce the risk of unintended placement of the adhesive during application due to migration of the liquid adhesive from the wound site. In vitro studies have shown that Derma+Flex® QS™ high viscosity tissue adhesive acts as a barrier to microbial penetration as long as the adhesive film remains intact. Clinical studies were not conducted to demonstrate microbial barrier properties.