What it is: PluroGel is a uniquely formulated, concentrated surfactant gel.
How it helps manage biofilm: PluroGel softens, loosens and lifts debris from the wound bed. It maintains a moist wound environment to promote autolytic debridement and has been shown to prevent and disrupt biofilm in vitro.2
Mechanism of action: PluroGel is made of surfactant molecules that link to form micelles. A hydrophilic outer surface of the micelle adds moisture to the wound bed, softening and loosening necrotic tissue, while the hydrophobic inner core traps debris. This matrix constantly expands and collapses, creating a kind of microscopic rinsing effect that softens, loosens and lifts debris from the wound bed.
What the research says: Research on an ex vivo porcine skin explant model infected with a functionally tolerant three-day biofilm showed that biofilm fully reestablished within three days of wiping wounds daily with moistened gauze. But applying wiping daily and adding an application of PluroGel reduced biofilm to undetectable levels.3