Pharmapore® Ultra POVIis a nonwoven dressing coated with breathable waterproof, virus proof and bacteria proof polyurethane film outermost layer and central antimicrobial absorbent iodine ointment containing wound pad.
Pharmapore® Ultra POVI has the advantages of both Pharmapore® POVIin being suitable for sensitive skinand Pharmapore® PU POVI in being waterproof, virus proof and bacteria proof.
The pad is composed of nonwoven felt laminated with iodine ointment impregnated gauze; the whole composite is laminated with PE net which acts a non-adherent wound contact layer.
Upon contact with wound exudates, the iodine is released offering a broad range antimicrobial activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria, yeast and fungi.
Due to the presence of iodine, Pharmapore® Ultra POVI has a strong antimicrobial activity, so it’s ideal for protecting the wound, even if infected.
PVP-Iodine is not resisted nor tolerated by most of microorganisms.
Unlike other iodine impregnated gauze dressings available in the market, Pharmapore® Ultra POVI is non-cytotoxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing,
The product is specifically designed to allow controlled amounts of iodine to reach the wound bed to prevent cytotoxicity.
Pharmapore® Ultra POVI has advantage over non adherent iodine impregnated gauze in the market that it does not require secondary absorbent dressing because it contains absorbent felt laminated to the iodine containing layer.
4- Non adherent:
The presence of the PEG based ointment together with PE net as a wound contact layer renders the dressing non adherent, so it can be easily removed without pain or trauma.