HydroClean® Plus

Real Life Evidence of a Hydro‑Responsive Wound Dressing for wound
bed preparation


Assess the effectiveness of Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing (HRWD™) in debridement and wound bed preparation.

Design:Non-comparative multi-center evaluation
Number of patients:100
Types of Wounds:54.9% Chronic Wounds,
31.5% Acute Wounds,
13.5% Other Types of Wounds
Location:Glasgow and Clyde Regions, UK

HydroClean® plus - The Glasgow Experience

Promote autolytic debridement:

More than 90% of the clinicians reported that the removal of devitalized tissue had been achieved.[1]

Devitalized tissue (necrosis and slough) reduced about 69% accompanied by an increase in wound bed granulation tissue of over 280%*[1]

Reduce pain: 

More than 3 in 4 (76.1%) patients experienced no pain during wear time.[1]

Nearly 50% of patients who did experience pain reported a significant improvement.[1]


Savings per patient of using HRWD vs. honey (A), larval (B) and mechanical debridement (C) were approximately 21% (A), 98% (B) and 30% (C).[1]


Up to 69% removal of necrosis and devitalized tissue within 14 days*[1]


1 product instead of many: cleanses, debrides, desloughs wounds, absorbs exudates, binds bacteria[2–10]


Effective wound cleansing[2–5,7,9] and rapid debridement,[2,4,6,11–15]reduced pain during wear time[4–6,11,12,14–18], significant reduction of bacterial load[2,6,19] and biofilm[20]

*within 14 days compared to baseline

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