AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressings

AMD Antimicrobial Foam Dressings Features

Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB)

  • PHMB binds to bacteria’s phospholipid (outer) membrane
  • Disrupts membrane, causing cytoplasm to leak out
  • Bacterial cell’s protective layer disintegrates
  • Bacterial cell collapses and dies
  • Nothing is left behind to mutate or replicate, so there is no known resistance
  • PHMB in the dressing continues to provide bacterial protection

PHMB is a safe, stable chemical with over 75 years of commercial use in such products as baby wipes, contact lens solutions and pool cleaners.

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE)
  • Acinetobacter Baumannii (MDRAB)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. Diff)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Escherichia coli
  • Candida albicans
  • Staphylococcus coagulase
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Enterococcus faecalis

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