The Sorbact method is based on a natural process – hydrophobic interaction. This means that two hydrophobic water repellent surfaces bind together in the presence of water (exudates). The majority of pathogenic microorganisms are hydrophobic, and therefore bind to Sorbact’s hydrophobic surface. Sorbact is a well documented method that binds and inactivates pathogenic microorganisms without any known side effect
Sorbact – an effective method
Already within 15–30 seconds*, Sorbact adsorbs and inactivates a wide variety of pathogens, e.g. Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Bacteria and fungi continue to bind to Sorbact until the dressing is removed from the treated area.
This electron microscope image shows several pathogens common in wounds, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans, all bound to the unique Sorbact weave.
Using the principle of hydrophobic interaction to bind and remove wound bacteria*
“A hydrophobic dressing is a non-allergic, non-toxic alternative for reducing the microbial load of open wounds without enhancing nosocomial spread, and can reduce the use of antibiotics. Hydrophobic microorganisms bind to the dressing, preferably in a humid environment, and are removed with it. They multiply to quite a low extent when absorbed in the dressing, and may not produce extra-cellular toxins and enzymes. Mechanisms of resistance to hydrophobic interaction have not been described.”
Sorbact – a safe method
Not only is Sorbact effective in binding common pathogenic microorganisms. The product is also easy and safe to use for patients as well as hospital staff. Sorbact achieves positive results without unwanted side effects such as:
1. Development of resistant microorganisms
4. Negative environmental effect
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