Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Protease modulating dressings

ActivHeal Aquafiber

ActivHeal Aquafiber

A soft, conformable, highly absorbent dressing that converts into a soft clear gel when in contact with wound exudate. Contains a reinforcing layer between two layers of absorbent fibres to improve the integrity of the dressing when it is wet, so that it can be removed intact.

ActivHeal Aquafiber Extra

ActivHeal Aquafiber Extra

A soft, conformable, highly absorbent dressing that converts into a soft clear gel when in contact with wound exudate. Contains a reinforcing layer between two layers of absorbent fibres to improve the integrity of the dressing when it is wet, so that it can be removed intact. Can remain in situ for up to 7 days.

Eclypse

Eclypse

Superabsorbent secondary dressing.

Eclypse Border

Eclypse Border

Superabsorbent dressing with silicone contact layer and border.

Curea P1

Curea P1

Sterile superabsorbent wound dressing. The contact surface is made of polypropylene fleece; the absorbent pad consists of cellulose composite with fluid-retaining superabsorbent materials. The back contains a fleece connected to a breathable foil which forms as additional moisture impermeable barrier. Effective absorption under pressure, even compression.

Curea P1 Border

Curea P1 Border

Sterile superabsorbent wound dressing. The contact surface is made of polypropylene fleece; the absorbent pad consists of cellulose composite with fluid-retaining superabsorbent materials. The back contains a fleece connected to a breathable foil which forms an additional moisture impermeable barrier. The border is soft and flexible, with a skin-friendly adhesive. Effective absorption under pressure, even compression.

Curea P2

Curea P2

Sterile, superabsorbent wound dressing. Absorbs under pressure, so suitable for use underneath compression bandaging.

Aquacel

Aquacel

Soft, sterile, non-woven pad or ribbon dressing composed of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose). Ribbon dressing incorporates stitch-bonded fibres to increase tensile strength. Absorbs wound fluid and transforms into a soft gel.

Aquacel Ag

Aquacel Ag

Soft, sterile, non-woven pad or ribbon dressing composed of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver. Ribbon dressing incorporates stitch-bonded fibres to increase tensile strength. Absorbs wound fluid and transforms into a soft gel.

Aquacel Ag Burn

Aquacel Ag Burn

Absorbent, white fibrous dressing composed of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver. A nylon thread is used to stitch bond the product along its length.

Aquacel Ag Extra

Aquacel Ag Extra

Soft, sterile dressing made from two layers of 1.2% ionic silver-impregnated Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) stitched together with strengthening fibres. Absorbs wound fluid and transform into a soft gel and provides nine times stronger tensile strength and 50% greater absorption compared with Aquacel Ag.

Aquacel Ag Foam

Aquacel Ag Foam

Adhesive and non-adhesive sterile Hydrofiber foam dressings consisting of a waterproof outer polyurethane layer and a multilayered absorbent pad. The adhesive version has a silicone adhesive border. The multilayer absorbent pad contains a layer of polyurethane foam and a non-woven layer of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) impregnated with 1.2% iconic silver.

Aquacel Ag Surgical Cover Dressing

Aquacel Ag Surgical Cover Dressing

Cover dressing comprising absorbent, white fibrous dressing pad of sodium carboxymethylcellulose, impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver. Backed by a waterproof polyurethane film, with a conformable hydrocolloid adhesive.

Aquacel Ag+ Extra

Aquacel Ag+ Extra

Soft, sterile non-woven dressing made from two layers of 1.2% ionic silver-impregnated Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and enhanced with antibiofilm technology, stitched together with cellulose strengthening fibres. Absorbs wound fluid, disrupts and breaks down biofilm to expose and kill bacteria, while preventing biofilm reformation.

Aquacel Ag+ Ribbon Dressing

Aquacel Ag+ Ribbon Dressing

Soft, sterile non-woven ribbon dressing made from a layer of 1.2% ionic silver-impregnated Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and enhanced with anti-biofilm technology, stitched together with cellulose strengthening fibres. Absorbs wound fluid, disrupts and breaks down biofilm to expose and kill bacteria, while preventing biofilm reformation.

Aquacel Extra

Aquacel Extra

Soft, sterile, non-woven pad or ribbon dressing composed of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose). Absorbs wound fluid and transforms into a soft gel. Provides 9 times stronger tensile strength and greater absorption compared with Aquacel.

Aquacel Foam

Aquacel Foam

Adhesive and non-adhesive sterile Hydrofiber foam dressings consisting of a waterproof outer polyurethane film and a multi-layered absorbent pad. The adhesive version has a silicone adhesive border. The multi-layer absorbent pad contains a layer of polyurethane foam and a non-woven layer of Hydrofiber (sodium carboxymethylcellulose).

Aquacel Surgical Cover Dressing

Aquacel Surgical Cover Dressing

Conformable cover dressing formed of a soft, sterile, non-woven pad of sodium carboxymethylcellulose with a waterproof polyurethane film backing and hydrocolloid adhesive.

Abilar 10% Resin Salve

Abilar 10% Resin Salve

An ointment-like product containing refined natural resin from Norwegian spruce (Picea abies), which has been used as a traditional wound-care treatment in Finland for over 500 years. Creates a protective layer that enhances wound healing and inhibits bacteria (including MRSA) and certain fungi, helps prevent biofilm formation and promotes re-epithelialisation.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Border

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Border

Self-adhesive bordered Hydration Response Technology dressing with hypoallergenic polypropylene outer sheath and an inner core consisting of superabsorbent polymers and cellulose.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet EXTRA

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet EXTRA

Highly absorbent Hydration Response Technology dressing with hypoallergenic polypropylene outer sheath and an inner core consisting of superabsorbent polymers and cellulose. Does not contain glue or adhesives. Can be used under compression.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Multi Star

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Multi Star

Uniquely shaped Hydration Response Technology dressing for difficult-to-dress anatomical sites. Flexible hypoallergenic primary dressing that absorbs and binds exudate.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S

Highly absorbent Hydration Response Technology dressing with hypoallergenic polyproplyene outer sheath and an inner core consisting of superabsorbent polymers and cellulose. Does not contain glue or adhesives. Can be used under compression.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S drainage

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S drainage

Highly absorbent Hydration Response Technology dressing with a flexible hypoallergenic polypropylene outer sheath and an inner core consisting of superabsorbent polymers and cellulose. Does not contain glue or adhesives. Absorbs and binds exudate. Can be used under compression.

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet XL

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet XL

A specially shaped Hydration Response Technology dressing for large difficult-to-dress anatomical sites such as the lower leg, sacral region, thigh and lower part of the abdomen. Hypoallergenic primary dressing that absorbs and binds exudate. Can be used under compression.

Cutimed Sorbion Sana Gentle

Cutimed Sorbion Sana Gentle

Atraumatic, Hydration Response Technology, absorbent dressing with advanced, three-dimensional, non-adherent polyethelene wound contact layer. Hypoallergenic. Effective under compression.

Flaminal Forte

Flaminal Forte

Alginate gel containing two antimicrobial enzymes, glucose oxidase and lactoperoxidase, which exert their effect without damaging healthy skin cells. Debrides the wound and manages moisture balance. Can be used on a wide range of wound types and at every stage of healing

Flaminal Hydro

Flaminal Hydro

Alginate gel containing two antimicrobial enzymes, glucose oxidase and lactoperoxidase, which exert their effect without damaging healthy skin cells. Debrides the wound and manages moisture balance. Can be used on a wide range of wound types and at every stage of healing. Contains lower proportion of alginate than Flaminal Forte.

Kliniderm Superabsorbent

Kliniderm Superabsorbent

A superabsorbent dressing comprising of four layers; a hydrophilic wound contact layer, an intermediate layer, a superabsorbent inner core and a fluid repellent backing layer. The superabsorbent inner core locks in exudate, bacteria and matrix metalloproteinases. Contains no glues or adhesives. May be used under compression.

Zorflex

Zorflex

A highly adsorbent and flexible wound contact layer that provides an effective antimicrobial barrier to microbial contamination. Accelerates the wound healing process by entrapping and killing microbes on its surface, modulating proteases, and restoring the body’s natural trans-epithelial potential across the wound. Reduces odour, pain and exudate. Remains effective for 7 days.

Xtrasorb HCS

Xtrasorb HCS

A hydrogel dressing with superabsorbent polymers designed to donate moisture in dry and sensitive wound conditions, while simultaneously absorbing up to moderate amounts of exudate and retaining it within the dressing. Available with or without adhesive border.

Xtrasorb HCS Adhesive

Xtrasorb HCS Adhesive

A hydrogel dressing with superabsorbent polymers designed to donate moisture to dry and sensitive wound conditions while simultaneously absorbing up to moderate amounts of wound exudate and retaining it within the dressing. Available with or without an adhesive border.

KerraMax Care

KerraMax Care

Comprises a soft, non-woven outer contact layers for comfort with a superabsorbent core to lock in exudate, bacteria and matrix metalloproteinases. The dressing also features a horizontal wicking layer and a heat-sealed border. Suitable for use under all forms of compression.

KerraMax Care Border Adhesive

KerraMax Care Border Adhesive

Comprises a soft, non-woven outer contact layer with a superabsorbent core to lock in exudate, bacteria and matrix metalloproteinases. The dressing also features a horizontal wicking layer. It is secured with an outer foam layer that is coated with an acrylic adhesive border.

Promogran Prisma

Promogran Prisma

Sterile, freeze-dried composite of oxidised regenerated cellulose (ORC), collagen and silver ORC (a compound of silver and ORC). Gels on contact with exudate. Inactivates proteases, protects from infection and protects growth factors. Demonstrates haemostatic properties, and can be used under compression therapy.

Promogran

Promogran

Sterile, freeze-dried composite of oxidised regenerated cellulose and collagen. Gels on contact with exudate. Inactivates proteases and protects growth factors. Has demonstrated haemostatic properties, and can be used under compression therapy.

Flivasorb Adhesive

Flivasorb Adhesive

An all-in-one superabsorbent dressing that has the exudate management properties of Flivasorb plus a skin-friendly, self-adjusting adhesive membrane.

Suprasorb C

Suprasorb C

Collagen wound dressing that gels on contact with exudate. Supports proliferation and the migration of epidermal cells which assists wound healing.

Drawtex

Drawtex

A hydroconductive debridement dressing that incorporates LevaFiber technology, which combines absorbent, cross-action structures that draw in five times its weight of exudate and other debris from the wound.

Helisorb Particles

Helisorb Particles

An intact type 1 collagen from a piscean source. Available in a sterile, freeze-dried, particle form. Fully biodegradable, biocompatible and anti-allergenic. Helps move wounds from the inflammatory to the remodelling phase.

Helisorb Sheet

Helisorb Sheet

An intact type 1 collagen from a piscean source. Sterile and freeze dried. It has a fine non-stick nylon mesh on one side, which can be removed before application. Has haemostatic properties and is biodegradable, biocompatible and anti-allergenic.

Mextra Superabsorbent

Mextra Superabsorbent

Superabsorbent dressing with fluid-repellent backing. The dressing's four-layer construction works in a precise sequence to facilitate exudate management. Exudate is absorbed through the non-woven wound contact layer. The exudate is then spread via a distribution layer and retained within a network of superabsorbent particles and fibres. The fluid-repellent backing prevents strikethrough.

Durafiber

Durafiber

A highly absorbent, non-woven, gelling fibre dressing composed of a blend of cellulose-based fibres. When the dressing fibres come into contact with exudate, they swell and form a soft cohesive gel sheet. Exudate is locked within the gel dressing structure.

Durafiber Ag

Durafiber Ag

A highly absorbent, non-woven, silver gelling fibre dressing composed of a blend of cellulose-based fibres. When the dressing fibres come into contact with exudate, they swell and form a soft cohesive gel sheet. Exudate is locked in the dressing structure.

Cadesorb

Cadesorb

White, starch-based sterile ointment that reduces local wound pH to around 5 and thereby modulates protease activity.

UrgoStart Plus Border

UrgoStart Plus Border

A polyabsorbent fibre pad containing a protease inhibitor (TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix), polyabsorbent fibres, a superabsorbent layer and a silicone border with waterproof backing. The TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix inhibits excess metalloproteinases and promotes angiogenesis. The polyabsorbent fibres bind, trap and retain exudate, slough and debris. NICE 2019 medical technology guidance (MTG42) states that evidence supports the case for adopting UrgoStart dressings to treat diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

 

UrgoStart Plus Pad

UrgoStart Plus Pad

polyabsorbent fibre pad containing a protease inhibitor (TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix) and polyabsorbent fibres. The TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix inhibits excess metalloproteinases and promotes angiogenesis. The polyabsorbent fibres bind, trap and retain exudate, slough and debris. NICE 2019 medical technology guidance (MTG42) states that evidence supports the case for adopting UrgoStart dressings to treat diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

 

UrgoStart

UrgoStart

Soft-absorbent foam dressing containing a protease inhibitor (TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix). The TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix inhibits excess matrix metalloproteinases and promotes angiogenesis. NICE 2019 medical technology guidance (MTG42) states that evidence supports the case for adopting UrgoStart dressings to treat diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

 

UrgoStart Border

UrgoStart Border

Absorbent foam dressing containing a protease inhibitor (TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix), an absorbent polyurethane foam pad, a superabsorbent layer, and a silicone border with waterproof backing. The TLC-NOSF Healing Matrix inhibits excess matrix metalloproteinases and promotes angiogenesis. NICE 2019 medical technology guidance (MTG42) states that evidence supports the case for adopting UrgoStart dressings to treat diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.

 

UrgoStart Contact

UrgoStart Contact

Flexible contact layer containing a protease inhibitor (TLC-NOSF healing matrix) that inhibits matrix metalloproteinases and promotes angiogenesis. Use with a pad or an absorbent dressing on heavily exuding wounds. NICE 2019 medical technology guidance (MTG42) states that evidence supports the case for adopting UrgoStart dressings to treat diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.