FAQs

PATHELEN® WoundPowder is a microporous silica-based product designed to promote healing of all types of chronic and acute wounds and burns. PATHELEN®  WoundPowder can be used on chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous, diabetic/neuropathic leg ulcers. PATHELEN® WoundPowder can also be used on abscesses, carbuncles, fungating, lesions just to name a few.

No, it doesn’t

PATHELEN® WoundPowder has been registered by the European Medicine Agency and U.S FDA, as a Class I Medical Device, i.e., a low-risk device similar to plasters and bandages

Nigerian NAFDAC 03-6974
Ghana FDA FDA/D.19-3044

The microporous silica in PATHELEN® WoundPowder removes a wounds’ exudate, which contains bacterial toxins, by capillary action and also helps to disrupt a wound’s biofilm, which protects bacteria from the action of antibiotics. Removal of the biofilm allows the host immune system access to the bacteria which then kill these organisms.

Part of the silica in PATHELEN® WoundPowder is hydrophobic and this physically attracts and removes intact bacterial cells from the wound, preventing the release of toxins. PATHELEN® WoundPowder therefore, has an antibacterial effect which does not cause bacterial resistance and also avoids the need for either topical or systemic antibiotics. 

Due to its unique mode of action, PATHELEN® WoundPowder is effective against ALL types of bacterial infections

The removal of bacterial toxins allows the wound to progress to the proliferative phase and the formation of granulation tissue.

The bottle of PATHELEN® WoundPowder should be shaken vigorously for about 15 seconds, at which point the powder becomes gel-like and should then be applied over the surface of the wound

PATHELEN® WoundPowder eliminates most bacterial and fungal wound infections within an average 8.5 days although the healing time will vary depending on the size of the wound.

No, PATHELEN® WoundPowder is designed to help a wound to heal and there is no advantage to using it once granulation tissue has formed.

No, PATHELEN® WoundPowder can be used daily until the appearance of granulation tissue. PATHELEN® WoundPowder has also shown to be safe if left on the wound for a longer period of time

There are no known side-effects or allergic reactions reported from using Pathelen. However, the product should not be used by anyone who has known sensitivities to the ingredients (see below).

64% Aerosil 300 Pharma
35.9% Aerosil R972 Pharma
0.1% Benzalkonium chloride

Yes. There are no restrictions on who can use PATHELEN® WoundPowder.

Yes, in exactly the same way. PATHELEN® Hybrid Vet is available for Animal use only.

Yes, it is protected and the production process patented by Pathelen Health Care AG

Yes, no specialist training is required to use PATHELEN® WoundPowder although it is advised that the assessment of a wound is undertaken by a health professional.

Yes, there are many case studies in which PATHELEN® WoundPowder has been used to successfully treat a wide range of different chronic wounds.

Please store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight and temperatures not higher than 25°C / 77°F.

PATHELEN® WoundPowder is available in a box of 10 x 60ml plastic bottles with 2g of powder in each and will also be available in a single box from January 2021.