The Silicone PHMB
Foam product is indicated for use in various chronic and post-surgical wounds including pressure sores, diabetic ulcers, and burns.
The antimicrobial polymer PHMB
enters cells and selectively condenses bacterial chromosomes.
While no effective dressing is proven to decrease the prevalence of pin-site infection, Biopatch and PHMB
dressings could be used because, aside from their antiseptic characteristics, both have shown superiority compared to other dressings.
Foam Dressing is a polyurethane foam impregnated with Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB
) that is indicated for use in the management of various chronic and post-surgical wounds including pressure sores, diabetic ulcers and burns.
 European Commission, "The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety of the European Commission, Opinion on the safety of poly(hexamethylene) biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB
in a simple PBS solution or in presence of PHMB
(concentration 1:2 in PBS).
Therefore, we tried to use PHMB
and BCDMH for combination and employed the methods mentioned above to attempt to find appropriate concentrations for experiment and practical applications.
Briefly, 100 uL medium was poured in each well and each disinfectant was serially diluted two fold as BZK (320 uL/mL, 160uL/mL, 80uL/mL, 40uL/mL, 20uL/mL, 10 uL/mL, 5 uL/mL, 2.5 uL/mL, 1.25uL/mL and 0.625uL/mL) and PHMB
and Glutaral C11-C19 Pareth 9 (64 uL/mL, 32uL/mL, 16uL/mL, 8uL/mL, 4uL/mL, 2uL/mL, 1uL/mL, 0.5uL/mL, 0.25uL/mL, 0.125uL/mL).
"We are experiencing a period of hypergrowth with the launch of PuraPly AM, the only FDA-cleared purified collagen matrix plus PHMB
antimicrobial on the market today," said Gillheeney.
In this study the most common antibacterial agents like polyhexamethylene-biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB
), silver salt and 5 chloro-2-(2,4-dichloro phenoxy) phenol are imparted to cotton fabrics to observe (a) the antibacterial activity of finishes against Escherichia coli and bacteria isolated from sweated cloths using agar plate test (Standard Method AATCC 147, (b) the impact of treatments on tensile and burst strength of cotton fabrics using Standard Methods ASTM D 5035-06 and ASTM D3786-01, respectively, (c) the durability of antibacterial treatment to laundering using Standard Method BS EN ISO 15487: 2001.
The above point is also illustrated in the Commission's Borderline Manual discussion of examination gloves coated with PHMB
, where it discusses the "risk" that the medicinal substance will act upon the human body, as distinct from the manufacturer's intention.
Two disinfectant biocides, Azoactive[TM] and Azomax[TM], are available in a variety of formats to suit many applications and are based on a highly effective formulation of quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) and polymeric biguanide (PHMB