MARSI (Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injuries) is a common but under-recognized complication in wound care

Impact of MARSI

  • The application and removal of medical adhesive dressings to the skin typically manifests as a skin tear, blistering, moist or macerated skin.

  • The average cost to fix an incidence of MARSI is $125.

  • Our customer discovery shows that the issue exists for 30% of the hospital population.

  • Economic Impact of MARSI in excess care and time costs is around $13B.

  • This problem exists today even after introduction of better dressings and skin barrier products - Strong unmet need.

PolyLux’s disruptive product AuraPeel is based on a breakthrough photo-responsive adhesive that sticks better than competition but removes easy on demand.

With use of AuraPeel

  • The wound care team is able to remove and reapply dressings faster.

  • There are less incidences of trauma in a health-care setting.

  • Potentially heals the wounds faster.

  • Overall its good for the patients as they suffer less pain and trauma.

The Team

We are both business and scientific minded. Each of us offers their top unique skills plus an enthusiastic spirit – because we believe in what we do.

Kaushik Mishra

Materials Scientist / Director

Abraham Joy


Matthew Healy


Elyse Ball



Duncan Brown

Business Advisor

Thomas Serena

Medical Advisor

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What we do

PolyLux is an innovative advanced materials company that is creating a light-switchable adhesive platform. Our main target market is the medical adhesives space as there is a strong and unmet need for an adhesive that attaches stronger than what’s on the market today but releases easy on demand.

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