Cutimed® Sorbact® DACC-coated Antimicrobial Dressings
Simple yet effective: Binding and removal of bacteria
Unlike dressings which depend on antimicrobials or antiseptics to remove bacteria from contaminated and infected wounds, Cutimed Sorbact is the first wound dressing to work without a chemically active agent.
By the physical principle of hydrophobic interaction, bacteria and fungi become physically and irreversibly bound to the dressings’ specially coated surface, within 30 seconds.
Therefore with every dressing change, the bound bacteria and fungi are simply removed from the wound bed.
The use of Cutimed Sorbact dressings are also not linked to contraindications and side effects that are associated with the use of other antimicrobial dressings such as silver.
Bacterial or fungal resistance does not develop
Resistance may be linked to the use of chemically active agents such as antiseptics or antibiotics, but due to DACC’s mode of action this is not a concern.
Cytotoxicity is not an issue
As the efficacy of Cutimed Sorbact is based on binding and inactivating wound pathogens without releasing any chemically active substances which might impair wound healing.
Bacterial endotoxin release is prevented
As Cutimed Sorbact does not kill bacteria, endotoxin release from dead cells is prevented with a natural wound healing supported.
Cutimed Sorbact dressings can be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding and on children as long as moisture is present at the wound bed.
No risk of allergic reactions
Can be used safely on all patients including babies and young children, nursing mothers and patients previously sensitised to other antimicrobial dressings.
Cutimed Sorbact is available in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can be used on all types of colonised or infected wounds regardless of their aetiology:
chronic wounds such as venous, arterial, pressure or diabetic foot ulcers
post operative or de-hisced surgical wounds
wounds after excision of fi stulae and abscesses
The dressing can also be safely used prophylatically to prevent wound infection providing moisture is present.