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3S Biokit®

3 S Biokit®

Cyanoacrylat stripping

Skin Surface Stripping in Dermatology

The 3 S-Biokit set is a quick, easy and economical method for a multitude of diagnostic possibilities in a least invasive way for dermatology, veterinary medicine and many others.

  • Method

    The stratum corneum holds a variety of information, not only on the skin itself but also on the metabolism state of the complete body. Therefore biopsies of the skin surface play an indispensable role in dermatology.

    The 3S Biokit® works with a fast hardening cyanoacrylate glue to remove a superficial layer of the stratum corneum (of a thickness of 2-3 cells). The glue polymerizes under slight pressure and generates a compound with the same optical properties as glass. This biopsy gives information on the in vivo state of the stratum corneum. It can be dyed and examined under a microscope.
    put some drops of cyanoacrylate, ...
    ... then put slide and press for a short time, ....
    ... take off, ....
    ... stain it ...
    ... and investigate it under a microscope
  • Fields of Application

    There are no limits to applications in dermatology. Also in certain efficacy tests, the use of the 3S Biokit® can be helpful.*

    skin topography

    skin topography

    photo-aging

    photo-aging

    skin aging

    skin aging

    spongiotic dermatitis (eczema)

    spongiotic dermatitis (eczema)

    corneocyte distribution

    corneocyte distribution

    naevus

    naevus

    fungal infection (dermatomycosis)

    fungal infection (dermatomycosis)

    yeast infection (Candidiasis)

    yeast infection (Candidiasis)

    malignant melanoma

    malignant melanoma

    fungal infection on the scalp

    fungal infection on the scalp

    chronobiology

    chronobiology

    view under the SEM microscope

    view under the SEM microscope



    And many more....
    (*We thank Prof. Gérald Piérard from the University of Liège for his generous images of his work with the Biokit set)

    A recent study shows application of the 3S Biokit® to proof metagenomic microbiome.

    Alternatively, it may be used as a very quick, safe and time saving method for induced irritation by skin surface strippings. For the widely used tape stripping you need to perform 10-15 strippings leading to a result, which cannot be safely reproduced. According to our experience, with only two strippings with the 3S Biokit® very good results are achieved.

  • Advantages of the 3S Biokit®

    • variety of diagnostic possibilities
    • extremely economical
    • minimally invasive
    • very quick and safe method for stratum corneum biopsies
    • easy handling
    • stable skin biopsies during time
    • hygienical advantages (pathogenic germs are enclosed in the sample, instead of being spread out during a biopsy)
    • established method, known for more than 30 years
    • defined skin stripping for scientific applications
    • a multitude of scientific studies are available
  • Technical Data

    Ingredient:
    cyan acrylic acid ethyl ester 5g
    Sample carrier: PET foil
    Medical product class I

    This product is made by Skin Surface Technology in Belgium and is distributed by Courage + Khazaka.

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