Cutimed® Sorbact® Dressing Pad

is a bacteria and fungi binding wound dressing, based on Sorbact® Technology. It consists of a Sorbact® DACC™-coated wound contact layer combined with an absorbent core, which absorbs and retains exudate.

  • Prevents and treats wound infection
  • Safe removal of bacteria, fungi and endotoxins 
  • Effective against most common resistant pathogens

Intended Purpose

Cutimed Sorbact Dressing Pad is intended for use in the management of clean, contaminated, colonised or infected moderate to high exuding wounds, such as surgical wounds, traumatic wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers. It is intended to be used on superficial wounds.

Wear time: Should the clinical condition allow, the dressing can be left in place for up to 7 days.

Product benefits

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Prevents and treats wound infection

Sorbact Technology dressings reduce bioburden and support effective wound healing, with no known contraindications and low risk of allergies1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
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Safe removal of bacteria, fungi and endotoxins

Sorbact Technology dressings irreversibly bind and remove bacteria, without the release of active agents to the wound5. Development of bacterial or fungal resistance is not expected. 
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Effective against most common resistant pathogens

In vitro tests show that Sorbact Technology dressings are able to inhibit the growth of the Top 5 World Health Organization (WHO) pathogens7.
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Easy to use

A wound dressing that is easy to use and comfortable for the patient8.

Product facts



Moderate to high

How to use

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1. Prepare the wound and surrounding skin according to local clinical practice.
2. Select an appropriate dressing size for the wound. The wound pad should overlap the wound margins by at least 2 cm. Do not cut the dressing.
3. Remove the dressing from the peel pouch using an aseptic technique.
4. Apply the dressing. Ensure that the green contact layer comes into direct contact with the complete wound surface to allow microorganisms to bind to the dressing.
5. Fixate with an elastic bandage or skin friendly tape.
6. The dressing change frequency depends on exudate levels and the overall condition of the wound and surrounding skin. Should the clinical condition allow, the dressing can be left in place for up to 7 days.
How to Remove
Should the dressing adhere to the wound, moisten the dressing to assist removal and to avoid disruption of the healing wound.

For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, precautions and warnings, please consult the product’s Instructions for Use (IFU).

Product specifications

Essity Product Code
Pack Quantity
PIP Code
Cutimed® Sorbact® Dressing Pad 7216115 7 cm x 9 cm 40 ELZ1201
Cutimed® Sorbact® Dressing Pad 7216116 7 cm x 9 cm 5 ELY214 232-4291
Cutimed® Sorbact® Dressing Pad 7216217 10 cm x 10 cm 40 ELZ1196
Cutimed® Sorbact® Dressing Pad 7216218 10 cm x 10 cm 5 ELY215 232-4309
Cutimed® Sorbact® Dressing Pad 7216310 10 cm x 20 cm 20 ELY219 232-4317

Medical References

1 Bua N et al. Dialkylcarbamoyl Chloride Dressings in the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Nonimplant Vascular Surgery. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017;44:387-392.
2 Stanirowski P et al. Randomized controlled trial evaluating dialkylcarbamoyl chloride impregnated dressings for the prevention of surgical site infections in adult women undergoing cesarean section. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016;17:427-435.
3 Kammerlander G et al. An investigation of Cutimed Sorbact as an antimicrobial alternative in wound management. Wounds UK. 2008;4:10-18.
4 Mosti G et al. Comparative study of two antimicrobial dressings in infected leg ulcers: a pilot study. J Wound Care. 2015;24:121-122, 124-127.
5 Husmark J et al. Antimicrobial effects of bacterial binding to a dialkylcarbamoyl chloride-coated wound dressing: an in vitro study. J Wound Care. 2022;31:560-570.
6 Gentili V et al. Panbacterial real-time PCR to evaluate bacterial burden in chronic wounds treated with Cutimed Sorbact. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012;31:1523-1529.
7 Husmark J et al. Antimicrobial effect of a DACC-coated bacteria-binding wound dressing against WHO pathogens. EWMA. November 18-19, 2020, virtual conference (EP006).
8 Haycocks S et al. Use of a DACC-coated antimicrobial dressing in people with diabetes and a history of foot ulceration. Wounds UK. 2011;7:108-114.

Clinical Evidence

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Instruction for use

Please make sure to always follow the instructions for use, including the safety information provided with the product. Not at hand? Find the needed safety information in this database!

Cutimed IFUs