Altrazeal – The scientifically engineered 3-dimensional dressing that fits into the wounds, the patients & the healthcare professionals
Altrazeal is a revolutionary wound treatment technology to promote the healing of exuding wounds. The engineering material is unique among all other wound dressings in terms of properties and performance.
Patented Lyophilised powder contains 84.8% poly-2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate (pHEMA), 14.9% poly-2-hydroxypropylmethacrylate (pHPMA) and 0.3% sodium deoxycholate.
It is composed of polymer particles which upon contact with wound exudate aggregate irreversibly into a film dressing. This transformation occurs without any chemical reaction and the particles adhere and remain bound together as a dressing through hydrophobic/hydrophilic interactions, hydrogen bonding and Van der Waals forces. The aggregation of the polymer particles creates a dressing with a high porosity that enables moisture transport away from the wound surface and the transport of oxygen to the wound surface, but whose pores are too small for exogenous bacteria to penetrate.
- Micro-contouring to the moist wound bed without bio-adhesion
- High MVTR (12L per meters squared in 24 hrs) with low pressure at the wound-dressing interface stimulating healthy granulation tissue
- Impermeable to bacteria
- Continuous total moisture content of approx. 68% at the wound surface
- Decreased risk of peri-wound maceration
- Flexibility with tensile strength
- Improved patient comfort
- Secondary dressing may not be required
- Use for 7 days; can remain in place up to 14 days if exudates is present
- Reduced dressing changes and nursing intervention
3 Different Aggregate Levels:
- Capillar Matrix
- Intimate Contact with the Wound Surface
- High Moisture Vapour Transpiration Rate
- Ideal Protection of the Wound Bed – covers the Wound and not the intact skin
- Enables Wound Inspection without Requiring Dressing Change
- Extended Wear Time
- Improving Patient Comfort
Clean, acute or chronic wounds with mild to moderate exudates:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Leg ulcers
- Decubitis ulcers
Acute and surgical wounds:
- Partial thickness burns
- Traumatic Wounds
- Post-surgical site wounds
- Skin graft donor sites
- Dermatological excisions
ALTRAZEAL is contraindicated in wounds with no exudates.