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3M™ Tegaderm™ Matrix Dressing

3M launches a new and innovative dressing for hard to heal wounds. The dressing is designed to down-regulate the MMP levels thus balancing the wound environment and accelerating healing.

Tegaderm Matrix consists of an acetate carrier impregnated with a mixture of metal ions (including zinc, calcium, potassium and rubidium) in an acid buffered hydrophilic ointment. This formula acts by reducing the gene expression for the production of MMPs and thereby redresses the MMP imbalance in chronic wounds allowing them to heal . Decreased levels of MMP-2 and MMP-9 are seen in tissue fibroblasts after a period of Tegaderm Matrix treatment, these levels decrease even more as the wound heals.

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