Cutimed® Sorbact® is the first wound dressing that binds bacteria irreversibly without a chemically active agent.
Mode of Action: A physical process called Hydrophobic interaction takes place between the bacterial surface and the special coating of the dressing fibres.
Hydrophobic interaction is a basic physical principle. Water-repellent (hydrophobic) substances and organisms attract and bind to each other in an aqueous environment, encircled and held together by the forces of the surrounding water molecules.
A Cutimed® Sorbact® dressing is coated with a fatty acid derivative (DACC) giving the dressing their highly hydrophobic properties. In the moist environment of an infected wound, bacteria are therefore attracted to the dressing and become bound to it. Hence removing the dressing also removes the 'captured' bacteria which cannot reproduce or multiply whilst attached to the DACC.
For all unclean, colonised and infected exuding wounds such as:
"The product range is unique, with a highly effective mode of action and the ability to kick-start the healing process of previously non-healing wounds"
Sylvie Hampton (Ref 1).
Ref 1. An evaluation of the efficacy of Cutimed® Sorbact® in different types of non-healing wounds. Sylvie Hampton, Wounds UK, 2007, Vol 3. No 4.
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