FDA approved Histoacryl® Topical Skin Adhesive
is the proven choice for wound closure with over 40
years of clinical experience and more than 1000 articles in clinical
Manufactured by B. Braun, Histoacryl®
consists of n-Butyl-2 Cyanoacrylate. This sterile, liquid
topical skin adhesive is available in two formulations:
Histoacryl® and Histoacryl® Blue. Histoacryl®
is translucent, and Histoacryl® Blue contains a
blue dye in order to make it easier to see the adhesive
being applied. Histoacryl® and Histoacryl® Blue
polymerize in seconds upon being exposed to water or
water containing substances like human tissue. Histoacryl®
and Histoacryl® Blue are supplied in 0.5 ml single
patient use plastic ampoules.
All references to Histoacryl® on this site refer to both Histoacryl® Topical Skin Adhesive and Histoacryl® Blue Topical Skin Adhesive unless stated otherwise.
Comparative testing in accordance with ASTM F 2458-05, unpublished data: