POREX® Adhesive Applicator Wicks are designed for fluid-based applicator devices used as sealing agents for wound closure, such as topical surgical incisions. Adhesive applicator wicks can also act as filters if the solutions are mixed and expressed from crushed glass ampoules. The wick design offers optimal wicking rate of the liquid adhesive from the reservoir to the tip surface, which is then used as the applicator. It also provides specified lay-down of the liquid adhesive from the applicator to the wound surface. The wick’s strength and pliability ensures appropriate press-fit seal between the wick applicator and the device’s exterior barrel, and also allows for automated assembly processes. Adhesive applicator wicks can be sterilized by either gamma or ethylene oxide (EtO) processing.