iCare – Intelligent Care: Natural Intervention in Protease Activity and pH. Medical grade honey based Ionogen Formulation.
Chronic wounds are stuck in a non-resolved cycle arising from imbalances in the levels and activity associated with moisture, proteins, ions, and bacteria. Contamination and infection further complicate healing. Some wounds (deep wounds, cavities) only allow for the application of liquid solutions. Appropriate natural components intervene to achieve protease and pH modulation. Altering the woundbed conditions and environment guides chronic wounds back to appropriate stages of healing.
Principelle IF® is a sterile wound dressing, comprising an inert acetate substrate impregnated with an ointment containing a blend of trace elements and medical grade honey. The formulation contains no synthetic components. Minerals, trace elements and oxides are directly blended with medical grade dark buckwheat honey. The formulation is gradually released onto the wound surface after dressing application. Products are sterilised by Gamma radiation. The process of mixing components is done to an unusual high standard.
Principelle IF® medical grade honey wound dressing is indicated for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds, including contaminated and infected wounds. It may be used on moderatelyexuding, lightly exuding and dry wounds. With a suitable secondary dressing it can also be used on heavily exuding wounds. Depending on the wound type it may be covered by traditional dressings, a special film dressing, a foam or alginate dressing, or Principelle Matrix.
Principelle IF Dressing
Allows side-by-side application on larger wounds
Principelle IF Ointment
Allows application in cavity wounds
Principelle IF® normalises the wound micro-environment. This results in better conditions for re-epithelialisation. Modulation of the wound micro-environment is associated with appropriate stages of healing. The characteristics of Principelle IF® facilitate regulation of moisture content in the micro-environment of the wound and regulation of the pH on the wound surface during the healing process. Principelle IF® protects the wound against mechanical trauma. Principelle IF® does not inhibit the drainage of wound exudates.
The bacterial colonisation-regulating properties of this type of medical grade honey is well acknowledged. Low moisture content, free acids, and a rich source of phenolic compounds lend the product effective natural qualities against a wide range of pathogens, including MRSA.
Technical details dressing
Principelle IF dressings are composed of 2 components:
- A borderless, non-adhesive skin-friendly gauze
- A medical grade honey-based ionogen formulation, similar to the ointment
Technical details ointment
Principelle IF ointment contains a blend of:
- Medical grade dark buckwheat honey
- Trace elements
Supervised by a healthcare professional the product can be applied to treat (chronic) infected wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, decubitus, and burn wounds.
Dressings can be applied side-by-side to treat larger wounds and are normally fixated with gauze or tape.