DuraDerm® is a microbicidal liquid that when applied, forms a protective film barrier. The microbicidal agent in DuraDerm® has shown in laboratory testing to kill microbes (bacteria, fungi and viruses) it comes in contact with, and then forms an elastomeric barrier that protects the wound from harmful elements, such as water, dirt and germs.
When DuraDerm® is applied to a wound it blocks external O2 entry and increases CO2 which lowers pH. Reduced oxygen stimulates the healing process while the lower pH helps enhance healing. As healing occurs, capillary action increases, bringing O2 to the wound site to help fuel the healing process.