News | April 27, 2008

FDA Clears New Wound Dressing

April 28, 2008 - Derma Sciences said today the FDA has given clearance to another dressing in the MEDIHONEY product line, a dressing cleared for use on burns and wounds.

The product is 100 percent Active Leptospermum Honey and comes in a 1-ounce tube with an applicator tip. The other dressings already cleared in the MEDIHONEY line are in calcium alginate and hydrocolloid formats.

The new dressing has been shown to lower the pH level of wounds, said the company. When wound pH is lowered, it has been shown that protease modulation and increased oxygen diffusion take place, both beneficial to hard-to-heal wounds.

Additionally, the dressing — due to its high level of glucose and other sugars — has been shown to promote a strong osmotic effect. This osmotic effect, drawing fluid from surrounding tissues, helps to constantly bathe and debride wounds.

For more information: www.dermasciences.com

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