Cutimed® Sorbact®

A new approach to managing infected wounds

Cutimed Sorbact is a unique range of antimicrobial wound dressings, promoting natural wound healing. Using a unique mode of action, which works without a chemically active agent, they are effective in all unclean, colonised and infected wounds.

How it works

Cutimed Sorbact uses the physical principle of hydrophobic interaction. The dressings are coated with a fatty acid derivative (DACC) which gives them their highly hydrophobic properties.

In the moist environment of an infected wound, bacteria are attracted to the dressing and become irreversibly bound to it. Removing the dressing therefore also removes the 'captured' bacteria which cannot multiply or 'escape' once bound to the dressing fibres. Cutimed Sorbact can also bind harmful toxins released by bacteria.


Product benefits

  • Reducing the bacterial bioburden in a wound results in improved healing. By removing bacteria with each dressing change, Cutimed Sorbact reduces not only their number but also the level of harmful toxins, improving conditions for wound healing to take place.
  • The more pathogenic the bacteria, the more effectively Cutimed Sorbact removes them. This is because of another proven principle: the more virulent the bacteria, the more hydrophobic - and the stronger the attraction to the dressing's specially coated surface.
  • None of the drawbacks of conventional antimicrobial dressings. With Cutimed Sorbact dressings there is no risk of bacteria developing resistance in the way they might with other antimicrobial dressings and antibiotics. There is also no cytotoxicity, no disturbance in wound inspection and no contra-indications - the dressing can be used safely during pregnancy, breastfeeding and on children.



Indications for use

For all unclean, colonised and infected exuding wounds:

  • Chronic wounds, such as venous, arterial, diabetic and pressure ulcers
  • Wounds after excision of fistulae and abscesses
  • Postoperative, dehisced wounds
  • Traumatic wounds


NEW educational supplements available

In association with the Journal of Wound Care, a new educational supplment is now available

DACC antimicrobial technology: a new paradigm in bioburden management

In association with the BJN and BJCN, a second educational supplement is also available

Catch or Kill? How DACC technology redefines antimicrobial management


Depending on the volume of exudate, Cutimed Sorbact can easily be combined with amorphous hydrogels e.g.Cutimed® gel or various types of secondary dressings such as:

Transparent film dressings e.g. Hypafix® Transparent or Leukomed® T

Absorbent dressings e.g. Cutimed® Siltec foam or Cutisorb® Ultra super absorbent dressings

For more information visit www.cutimed.com

Factsheet: Mode of Action

Ordering information

Product code

Product description

Product size

UOI

PIP code

NHS code

72161-00 

Cutimed Sorbact Dressing Pad 

7cm x 9cm  

40 

232-4291 

72161-01 

Cutimed Sorbact Dressing Pad 

7cm x 9cm 

232-4291 

ELY214 

72162-00 

Cutimed Sorbact Dressing Pad 

10cm x 10cm  

40 

232-4290 

72162-01 

Cutimed Sorbact Dressing Pad 

10cm x 10cm  

232-4309 

ELY215 

72163-00 

Cutimed Sorbact Dressing Pad 

10cm x 20cm  

20 

232-4317 

72164-00 

Cutimed Sorbact Swab 

4cm x 6cm (Folded) 11cm x 16cm (Unfolded) 

40 

232-4325 

72164-01 

Cutimed Sorbact Swab 

4cm x 6cm (Folded) 11cm x 16cm (Unfolded) 

232-4325 

ELY212 

72165-00 

Cutimed Sorbact Swab 

7cm x 9cm (Folded) 17cm x 27cm (Unfolded) 

40 

232-4333 

72165-01 

Cutimed Sorbact Swab 

7cm x 9cm (Folded) 17cm x 27cm (Unfolded) 

232-4333 

ELY213 

72166-00 

Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon  

2cm x 50cm  

20 

339-9482 

ELY218 

72167-00 

Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon  

5cm x 200cm  

10 

339-9490 

ELY217 

72168-00 

Cutimed Sorbact Round Swab 

3cm  

70 (14 x 5) 

232-4341 

ELY309