Pharma-Algi® is haemostatic absorbent primary wound pad, made of nonwoven absorbent fibers, coated with a blend of sodium alginate and calcium alginate powder. The wound contact layer is made of non-adherent nonwoven layer. The pad is cut directly to different sizes. It needs secondary dressing for fixation.
Pharma-Algi® is sterile by ethylene oxide, biocompatible and complying with ISO 10993-5 and ISO 10993-10 requirements.
Pharma-Algi® is highly absorbent due to presence of superabsorbent powder (sodium alginate) and also by capillary rise in nonwoven fibres.
Creates moist wound healing environment:
Upon absorption of exudates, sodium alginate transforms into gel, which creates optimum wound healing environment, which in turn
– Enhances and promotes wound healing.
– Helps prevent scarring as it softens the wound and prevent formation of crusts.
– Forms a moist covering over the slough preventing it from drying out.
Due to calcium-sodium exchange, Calcium ions which are vital for the clotting process to be successful are released into the wound, which ensures bleeding is stopped.
Easy to remove:
– Gel formation prevents adherence of the dressing to the newly formed tissues and thus facilitates atrumatic, painless removal of the dressing.