oa Wound Healing Southern Africa - Cutimed® Sorbact® for colonised and infected wounds : press release

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1998-8885
  • E-ISSN: 2076-8893



Cutimed® Sorbact® makes use of hydrophobic interaction to remove pathogenic wound bacteria.

Hydrophobic interaction is a basic physical principle : hydrophobic (water-repellent) particles accumulate in an aqueous environment and are held together by the forces of the surrounding water molecules. Bacteria have certain hydrophobic cell surface structures. These are needed, for example, to adhere to host (wound) tissue in the initial phase of a wound infection. Cutimed Sorbact, on the other hand, is coated with a fatty acid derivative () which gives the dressing its strongly hydrophobic properties.

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