3M Health Care (St. Paul, Minn) recently launched 3M Tegaderm Matrix Dressing with PHI technology, the first wound dressing in a platform of products from 3M that uses PHI technology.
PHI technology consists of a blend of cations found in the body including potassium, zinc, calcium, and rubidium. The technology responds to body temperature and promotes a natural moisture balance to help chronic wounds progress toward healing.
The new dressing from the Tegaderm family is comfortable, safe, and easy to use. Its formulation creates a moist wound environment that does not harm the patients skin, affect tissue integrity, or cause maceration. The dressing is indicated for use with chronic, noninfected wounds, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers (Stages II-IV), and venous stasis ulcers. The dressing has also demonstrated favorable results on hard-to-heal wounds.