When managing your patients’ wounds, the last thing you want to worry about is opportunistic pathogens causing infection and delaying wound healing. BIOGUARD® Barrier Dressings offer you broad spectrum barrier protection against opportunistic pathogens when managing your patients’ surgical incisions and wounds.
Through a patented manufacturing process, PolyDADMAC, an advanced cationic biocide, is bound to the dressing substrate providing a physical barrier of protection against opportunistic pathogens including MRSA.
Cationic biocides are commonly used to kill pathogens. PolyDADMAC shares the same compound class of biocides used in other gauze based dressings such as PHMB (poly hexadine methyl biguanide), but with two key differences:
- PolyDADMAC is 100x larger than PHMB. The larger the molecule the lower the chance of the pathogen developing resistance to the biocide.7
- Unlike PHMB, which leaches from the dressing, polyDADMAC is intrinsically bound to the dressing substrate minimizing the risk of leaching and toxicity issues to healthy cells – which can delay healing.