Cutimed® Sorbact® gel
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Sorbact Technology-coated swab and hydrogel dressings

Cutimed Sorbact gel dressings reduce bacterial load in a wound by combining Cutimed Sorbact swab with an amorphous hydrogel to support moist wound healing in lower exuding or sloughy wounds.

How it works

Hydrophobic interaction is a basic physical principle. Hydrophobic substances and organisms attract and bind to each other in an aqueous environment and are held together by the forces of the surrounding water molecules.

Cutimed Sorbact dressings are coated with Sorbact Technology, a hydrophobic fatty acid derivative which gives the dressings their highly hydrophobic properties. In the moist environment of an infected wound, bacteria are attracted to the dressing and become irreversibly bound to it. Pathogenic wound bacteria and fungi also display hydrophobic properties so will readily attach to the dressings. 

Removing the dressing removes the bound bacteria which cannot multiply or escape once bound to the dressing fibres.

For all types of dry, sloughy or low exuding wounds that are contaminated, colonised or infected

As the dressings do not contain any preservatives or chemically active agents there is:

  • No development of bacterial or fungal resistence as hydrophobic interaction is vital for bacteria and fungi to survive
  • No risk of allergies
  • No cytoxicity as in many other antiseptics
  • No promotion of bacterial endotoxin release as microbes are effectively bound but not killed
  • The additional moisture from the hydrogel also promotes autolytic debridement in sloughy or partially necrotic wounds
  • No contraindications and can be used during pregnancy, breast feeding and on children* 

*Do not use on patients with a known allergy to propylene glycol or to any other components of the dressing.  For usage information regarding Cutimed® Sorbact® gel, please follow the corresponding IfU.

CodeSizePack QtyPIP CodeNHS SC Code
72611-007.5cm x 7.5cm1 x 10347-7015ELY338
72611-017.5cm x 15cm1 x 10347-7023ELY339