Optimal Wound Healing

SMARTPORE Technology helps BETAplast™ create an ideal healing environment1,2

BETAplastTM provides an optimal moist environment3 which aids in effective wound healing and reduces scar formation.2,5

Key advantages of BETAplastTM in wound healing

  • Absorptivity capacity of 13.5x its dry weight balanced by high retention3
  • Average pore size of wound contact layer is ≤ 25 ~ 75 μm3
  • Non-adherent wound contact layer for optimal environment and ease of removal2
  • Protects against bacterial invasion4,6
  • Enhanced skin cell migration vs. traditional wound dressings to help reduce scarring2,4,5

SMARTPORE Technology reduces trauma at dressing changes4-6

What are the advantages of SMARTPORE Technology used in BETAplastTM?

It prevents the growth of new epithelial cells into wound contact layer.4 There is reduced shearing vs. other advanced wound dressings.**4 Additionally, the pain is lesser when compared to traditional and other advanced wound dressings.4-6,8 There is less trauma to wound bed5 and better quality of wound healing5,8

How SMARTPORE Works
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Small pores prevent newly generated epithelium from growing into the dressing2

The pore size of BETAplastTM is smaller than fibroblasts and therefore, there is minimal painful shearing of new tissue when the dressing is changed.1

  1. Lim SA, Lee DE. Comparison of usual applicating foam dressing materials in split thickness skin graft donor site. Korean Burn Society 2003; 6(1): 45-51.
  2. Kim DH, Kim JH, Nm-Koong Y, et al. Treatment of Donor-site Wounds Using Foam Dressing Material. J Korean Assoc of Traumatol 2002;15(1): 1-7.
  3. Data on File. Absorption & Retention Capacity Test Report for Medifoam® N & Gauze. Genewel Co. GTR-RD-0001_003.
  4. Park YO, Min KW, Huh JP. Clinical study of application of Medifoam® (Hydrophilic Polyurethane Foam) dressing to donor site.
  5. Jang SS, Min KW. Wound dressing after CO2 laser resurfacing using a new dressing material: Medifoam®. J Korean Soc Aesthetic Plastic Surg 2002; 8(2): 149-54.
  6. Lee KC, Kwak TI, Lee DS, et al. The effect of Medifoam® dressing on the wound of penile surgery.
  7. Son HJ, Bae HC, Kim HJ et al. Effects of beta-glucan on proliferation and migration of fibroblasts. Curr App Physics 2005; 5(5): 468-71.
  8. Park YO, Minn KW, Hur JP. The Effect of Medifoam® (Hydrophilic Polyurethane Foam) dressing in split thickness skin graft donor site. J Korean Soc Plastic Reconstr Surg. 2002; 29(4): 297-301.
  9. Data on File. Genewel Co. GTR-RD-0001_004.
  10. Lee JH, Yang HJ. Application of Medifoam® B & Negative Pressure Therapy for the Auxiliary Treatment of Pressure Sore. J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg 2004; 31(5): 733-6.