POREX® Antimicrobial Wound Care Innovation Reduces Healthcare-Associated Infections and Enhances Patient Comfort

2018-04-25

Fairburn, GA (April 25, 2018) – Fast and effective wound healing is critical as part of continuing efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in clinical settings. To help wound dressing manufacturers improve infection control options for clinicians and provide enhanced patient comfort, Porex Corporation (“POREX®”) has introduced a broad-spectrum antimicrobial foam technology that proactively blocks infections and their growth and improves flexibility in wound dressings. The technology will be on display starting today at Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC Spring), April 25-29, at the Charlotte Convention Center (Charlotte, NC), Booth #135.

The technology evenly distributes bacteria-fighting particles throughout a foam matrix used in wound dressings, provides consistent and sustained release of antimicrobial protection, and offers superior wicking and absorption properties to speed healing.

“POREX®’s antimicrobial foam is a game changing technology for the advanced wound care market because it provides a ‘one-two punch’ of infection control,” said Jack Chan, POREX®’s global marketing director, medical. “It immediately kills a broad spectrum of harmful bacteria while offering extended release protection that is precise and measured. No other technology on the market offers this level of protection combined with patient comfort,” he added.

POREX®’s antimicrobial technology incorporates metallic particle silver within a hydrophilic polyurethane foam. Based on POREX®’s proprietary chemistry, the particles are uniformly and evenly distributed across the entire surface area of the foam for more effective infection protection. POREX®’s antimicrobial foam is unlike other technologies because it immediately kills harmful bacteria at the wound source, while providing a sustained and consistent release of antimicrobial protection across the wound dressing for fast-acting results or for long-term attention. It offers greater than 99.99 percent efficacy at attacking Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungal species by disrupting essential functions of infectious microbial cells, destroying cell structures and interfering with cell reproduction.

The amount of silver ions released for antimicrobial protection is limited to the amount needed for killing harmful bacteria. While silver functions as an effective antimicrobial agent, excessive amounts of the element can cause wound discoloration. POREX®’s technology is engineered to provide a measured, consistent release for fighting potential infection, however it releases less silver overall compared to competitive products to prevent wound discoloration.

In addition, POREX®’s semi-occlusive foam matrix creates the optimal wound humidity and moisture balance for faster wound healing. Non-adherent and highly absorbent, POREX® foam offers fast wicking and thermal insulation so that wounds breathe more effectively. The foam’s soft feel and flexible contouring also enhance patient comfort.

At SAWC Spring, POREX® will also be exhibiting its full line of advanced medical grade foam solutions for diverse acute and chronic wound care products. High-performance POREX® Wound Care Foams are available in a wide range of sizes, thicknesses and absorptive capabilities for use in treating ulcers, lacerations, incisions, donor sites, and perisomal and infected wounds. MEDISPONGE® SUPERSOFT™ foams are made of highly absorptive material that is soothing to the touch. MEDISPONGE® COMPOSITE™ foams offer a hybrid material of foam and fiber for improved tear strength and enhanced fluid retention under pressure.

POREX® is the world’s largest independent wound care foam producer with facilities across the globe. Its line of foams is fully biocompatible as demonstrated by independent laboratory testing and is produced in an ISO-compliant medical device facility to ensure the utmost purity and reliability.

To learn more about POREX®’s capabilities for advanced wound care, please visit porex.com.  

About Porex Corporation

POREX® is trusted by global brands for the performance excellence required in functional components. Our unmatched expertise in sintered particles, bonded fiber, and open-celled foam technology creates today’s most innovative products. For over 50 years, we’ve delivered the optimal solutions behind innovations in biomedical, transportation, industrial, electronics, and consumer markets. 

At POREX®, we go to great lengths to provide a comprehensive, collaborative engineering partnership with our customers. We offer high-value porous solutions across functions such as absorbing, applying, diffusing, filtering, venting and wicking that enable our customers to bring new ideas to life. With our unmatched experience, stringent regulatory and quality standards, extensive global footprint, and clean manufacturing practices, we partner with leading companies to create a safer, healthier, and more productive world.

Company Contact:
Jack Chan 
E-mail: jack.chan@filtrationgroup.com

Phone: +1 404-884-4102