PermeaDerm, Inc. is ‘A World of Difference’ in the context of advancing the art of wound care. Our long term commitment is to understand the unmet needs of acute and chronic wounds. Generally wound management techniques involve the removal of all non-viable tissue while preserving the remaining viable tissue and providing a moist but not wet environment. An example of a successful burn wound dressing is Biobrane. In 1979 Biobrane was initially studied by American Burn Surgeons and it is still popular world-wide. Read ‘Biobrane a Biosynthetic Skin Prosthesis (PDF), which is a comprehensive publication describing the Ideal Properties of a Skin Substitute.’
In 2007 Dr Woodroof introduced a new art of wound healing, first with AWBAT and then with AWBAT Plus. The key to the success of these products was better porosity. Read The Search for an Ideal Temporary Skin Substitute: AWBAT (PDF) and The Search for an Ideal Temporary Skin Substitute: AWBAT Plus (PDF), both are Combination Product Wound Dressing Medical Devices and have been published in ePlasty.
Since 2013, Dr. Woodroof has focused on the art of passage of fluid adjacent to the wound beneath the primary dressing into a secondary absorbent dressing as well as the kinetics of uninterrupted wound healing. Technology of this research has evolved into a product called PermeaDerm, which possesses all the characteristics and attributes known to be important for optimal wound healing, as well as new advances that result in minimization of wound desiccation and infection complication.