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Cutimed® Sorbact® gel

DACC-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 DACC, 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 dressings5, 6

Removing the dressing removes the bound bacteria which cannot multiply or escape once bound to the dressing fibres1. Cutimed Sorbact can also bind harmful toxins released by bacteria.

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 


For all types of dry, sloughy or low exuding wounds that are contaminated, colonised or infected. For more information visit www.cutimed.com

BSN Code Size Pack Qty PIP Code NHSSC Code
72611-00 7.5cm x 7.5cm 1 x 10 347-7015 ELY338
72611-01 7.5cm x 15cm 1 x 10 347-7023 ELY339
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