Cutimed® Sorbact® Gel

is a non-absorbent bacteria and fungi binding wound dressing, based on Sorbact® Technology. It consists of a Sorbact DACC™-coated wound contact layer covered with a hydrogel containing carbomer and propylene glycol (10%). Cutimed Sorbact Gel hydrates and donates moisture to the wound bed and facilitates autolytic debridement.

  • Treats and helps to prevent wound infection
  • Safe removal of bacteria, fungi and endotoxins
  • Effective against most common resistant pathogens 

Intended Purpose

Cutimed Sorbact Gel is intended for use in management of clean, contaminated, colonised or infected dry to exuding wounds, such as surgical wounds, traumatic wounds, burns, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers. It can be used on both superficial and deep wounds. For managing exudate, Cutimed Sorbact Gel should be used with a moisture preserving secondary dressing appropriate for the exudate level.

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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Treats and helps to prevent 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) pathogens 7.
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Donates moisture to the wound bed

Cutimed Sorbact Gel has a high moisture-donation capacity, facilitating autolytic debridement8.
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Hydrates the wound

Hydration assists a moist wound environment and facilitates the natural wound healing process. 

Product facts

Superficial and deep




Dry to excessive

Both side application

Secondary fixation needed

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.
3. Remove the dressing from the peel pouch using an aseptic technique.
4. If the dressing is cut, use an aseptic technique.
5. Apply the dressing. Ensure that the dressing comes into direct contact with the complete wound surface to allow microorganisms to bind to the dressing. The dressing should not overlap the surrounding skin. Avoid dense packing when used in deep wounds.
6. Apply a moisture preserving secondary dressing appropriate for the exudate level, such as foam dressing, absorbent pad or film dressing, and fixate.
7. 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® Gel 7261120 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm 10 ELY338 347-7015
Cutimed® Sorbact® Gel 7261121 7.5 cm x 15 cm 10 ELY339 347-7023

Supporting products

Cutimed® Siltec®

is a silicone coated, sterile, absorbent polyurethane foam dressing with superabsorbent stripes to additionally absorb and lock wound exudate.

Cutimed® Siltec® B

is a silicone coated, sterile, absorbent polyurethane foam dressing for atraumatic dressing changes that contains super-absorbent stripes which absorb and lock wound exudate.

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 Stephen-Haynes J et al. Cutimed Siltec foam and Cutimed Sorbact gel dressings: a clinical audit. Wounds UK. 2010;6:130-136.

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