WHAT IS ALTRAZEAL?
A Scientifically Engineered Dressing That Fits
Mechanism of Action: Transforming Powder
Clean wound with saline and pour granules to cover moistened wound bed Drip saline to hydrate if needed
Oxygen-permeable granules absorb moisture to form a moist skin-like matrix that allows excess exudate to flow via vapor transpiration
Dressing fits and seals the wound
It prevents entry of bacteria
Dressing flakes off as the wound heals
Altrazeal® is a patented powder dressing specially engineered to cover and protect the wound and to provide an ideal moist wound healing environment that supports cellular function and tissue repair. Its non-resorbable, sterile granules aggregate when hydrated with saline to form a moist, flexible, oxygen permeable film that fits and seals the wound.
The skin-like barrier serves many functions that promote healthy granulation tissue growth:
seals and protects the entire wound surface
allows oxygen transportation
manages exudate through vapor transpiration
prevents penetration of exogenous bacteria
Altrazeal® enables extended wear time, allowing the wound to heal without disturbing the wound bed with frequent dressing changes.
Step 1: Clean wound, moisten with saline and pour powder
Step 2: Powder transforms on hydration into a gel that allows oxygen and exudate flow but prevents bacterial penetration
Step 3: Visible margins enable inspection without requiring primary dressing changes
Step 4: Secure with simple secondary dressings if required Add powder as needed
Step 5: Dressing dries and flakes off as wound heals
Step 6 (REMOVAL): Submerge in saline and easily lift off dressing if removal is deemed clinically necessary
USES OF ALTRAZEAL
Operative Incisions / Wounds*
Skin Graft Donor and Recipient Sites
First and Second Degree Burns
Trauma Wounds / Lacerations / Skin Tears
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Venous and other Leg Ulcers
*Indicated for use as a primary dressing only and not a replacement for sutures
BENEFITS OF ALTRAZEAL
Altrazeal has been designed to deliver a unique blend of properties that optimize the wound bed environment to promote superior healing:
* Thanh Dinh, Hau Pham, Aristidis Veves, Emerging Trends in Diabetic Wound Care, Wounds Feb 10, 2002
** Ojan Assadian, Brett Arnoldo, Gary Purdue, Agnes Burris, Edda Skrinjar, Nikolaus Duschek, David J Leaper, A prospective, randomised study of a novel transforming methacrylate dressing compared with a silver-containing sodium carboxymethylcellulose dressing on partial-thickness skin graft donor sites in burn patients, International Wound Journal 2013
Efficiency and Outcomes: Transforming Expectations
Healthcare professionals are achieving remarkable results with Altrazeal, especially in complex, painful, and difficult to dress wounds.
Patients appreciate its added comfort, extended wear time and ease of application. Altrazeal is also working with the US DoD to expand its R&D capabilities.