Gauze, bandages, and adhesives are an important aspect of the medical supply market, with many companies trying to gain an advantage through the use of different materials. 3M is the creative genius corporation behind the highest quality medical dressing available on the market today, Tegaderm. This particular kind of medical dressing differs from its predecessors in some very important ways, and it is used for the covering and protection of wounds, aiding catheter placement, and providing support for many regions of the body. Because it is breathable and self-adhesive, Tegaderm is superior to many other options on the market. Though the majority of bandages available currently have come out with their own versions that imitate Tegaderm, none of them have successfully managed to produce anything of a similar quality and with the same impactful benefits.