®SOLMED is pleased to be associated with SORBACT® and we present here the facts about this wonderful Green Healing Solution for Wounds of all types.
In keeping with our mission of SOURCE - SUPPLY - PROTECT we invite you to take a look at the wonderful technology that is environmentally friendly.
When traditional methods don't work!
Sorbact® is the first wound dressing that binds irreversibly without a chemically active agent.
Why is Sorbact® one of the most used Wound Dressings to control Infection in Hospitals?
Mode of Action:
A physical process called Hydrophobic interaction takes place between the bacterial surface
and the special coating of the dressing fibres.
What is Hydrophobic interaction?
Hydrophobic interaction is a basic physical principle. Water-repellent (hydrophobic) substances and organisms attract and bind to each other in an aqueous environment, encircled and held together by the forces of the surrounding water molecules.
A Sorbact® dressing is coated with a fatty acid derivative (DACC) giving the dressing their highly hydrophobic properties. In the moist environment of an infected wound, bacteria are therefore attracted to the dressing and become bound to it. Hence removing the dressing also removes the 'captured' bacteria which cannot reproduce or multiply whilst attached to the DACC.
For all unclean, colonised and infected exuding wounds such as:
Post-operative, dehisced wounds.
Chronic wounds such as, arterial, or diabetic ulcers and pressure sores.
Wounds after excision of fistulas and abscesses.
What Sorbact® will not do!
No development of microbial resistance
because hydrophobic interaction is vital for bacteria and fungi to exist
No risk of allergies
against the fatty acid derivative DACC
seen in many other antiseptics - Sorbact® does not affect the body's own cells
can be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding and on children
No promotion of bacterial endotoxin release
from dead bacteria cells as microbes are bound irreversibly and not killed
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