Cutimed® Sorbact® Ribbon Gauze

is a DACC™-coated bacteria and fungi binding ribbon gauze, based on Sorbact® Technology. It is suitable as a wound filler and allows passage of wound exudate into a secondary dressing. Can also be placed in skin folds to treat fungal infections (intertrigo).

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

Intended Purpose

Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze is intended for use in the management of clean, contaminated, colonised or infected exuding wounds, such as surgical wounds, traumatic wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers. It can be used on superficial and deep wounds such as cavity wounds and fistulas. Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze is also intended to treat fungal infections in skin folds (intertrigo).

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

Learn about the product and how to apply it

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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Can be cut to suitable size and shape

Easy to cut to any size and custom shape to adapt to your needs, making it suitable for many wound types.
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Easy to remove

By leaving the end of the dressing outside the cavity or fistula, it is easy to remove in one piece.

Product facts

Superficial and deep


Low to excessive

Secondary fixation needed

Both side application

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 dressing may overlap the wound margins if needed.
3. Remove the dressing from the peel pouch using an aseptic technique.
4. If needed, cut across the dressing using an aseptic technique. Do not cut over the wound. Discard any unused dressing.
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. In cavities or fistulas, avoid dense packing. Always leave a part of the dressing outside the cavity/fistula for easy removal. If the dressing is cut, always leave the cut end outside the wound to avoid residual threads.
6. Apply a secondary dressing appropriate for the exudate level such as a foam dressing, absorbent pad or gelling fiber 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 wound bed and surrounding tissue.

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® Ribbon Gauze 7216611 2 cm x 50 cm 20 ELY218 339-9482
Cutimed® Sorbact® Ribbon Gauze 7216707 5 cm x 200 cm 10 ELY217 339-9490

Supporting products

Cutimed® Siltec®

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

Cutimed® Sorbion® Sachet S

is a sterile, hydroactive, gel-forming, superabsorbent wound dressing.

Cutimed® Gelling Fiber

is a soft, conformable CMC dressing (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) with enhanced fibers for strengthening.

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).

Clinical Evidence

On this page, you can view and explore a selection of clinical studies that underline the performance of the Cutimed portfolio.

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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