Sorbact® Compress

Bacteria- and fungi binding wound contact layer

Reduces bioburden in superficial and cavity wounds

A non-absorbent bacteria- and fungi binding wound contact layer, based on Sorbact® Technology, that allows passage of wound exudate into a secondary dressing. Sorbact® Compress prevents and treats wound infections and facilitates the wound healing process. The dressing can be used in compression therapy and in conjunction with NPWT. The dressing helps reducing odor and pain, and can improve wound healing and decrease wound size.

Intended use

Sorbact® Compress is intended for use in management of clean, contaminated, colonized or infected exuding wounds, such as surgical wounds, traumatic wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers. Sorbact® Compress can be used on both superficial and deep wounds.


Superficial Deep

Infection phase

Infection prevention Infection treatment

Wound type

Clean Colonized/infected Superficial Cavities NPWT

How to use

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Tweezers hold a compress on a blurred background.

Step 1

Prepare the wound and surrounding skin according to local clinical practice.

Showing Sorbact Compress product range. 3 different sizes and shapes

Step 2

Select an appropriate dressing size for the wound. The dressing can be unfolded into suitable size and may overlap the wound margins if needed.

Two illustrated hands instructing how to open a Sorbact compress package.

Step 3

Remove the dressing from the peel pouch using an aseptic technique.

An illustrated scissors on a blurred background.

Step 4

If the dressing is cut, use an aseptic technique. Do not tear the dressing. Discard any unused dressing.

An illustration of sorbact compress into a wound.

Step 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 deep wounds, unfold and fluff up one or more dressings and line the wound. Avoid dense packing. The dressing can also be used as a liner.

Illustration of Sorbact Foam Gentle Borderround dressing on a body.

Step 6

Apply a secondary dressing appropriate for the exudate level and fixate.

Illustration of changing a sorbact dressing with a blurred wound in the background.

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.

Should the dressing adhere to the wound, moisten the dressing to assist removal and to avoid disruption of the healing wound.

For detailed product information, contraindications, precautions and warnings, please read the applicable Instructions for Use (IFU) prior to use.

Sorbact® Compress can be used in conjunction with NPWT. Follow the Instructions for Use of the NPWT system.

Product range

SizePcs/packRef. no.
4 x 6 cm, 1.6 x 2.4 in4098128
7 x 9 cm, 2.8 x 3.5 in4098125
10 x 100 cm, 4 x 39 in1098124



  • Kammerlander G, Locher E, et al. 2008 An investigation of Cutimed Sorbact as an antimicrobial alternative in wound management
    Wounds UK. 4(2):10-18
  • Dwiyana RF, Gondokaryono SP, et al. 2019 Clinical efficacy of dialkylcarbamoylchloride-coated cotton acetate dressing versus combination of normal saline dressing and 2 % mupirocin ointment in infected wounds of epidermolysis bullosa
    Dermatologic therapy. 32(5):e13047
  • Mosti G, Magliaro A, et al. 2015 Comparative study of two antimicrobial dressings in infected leg ulcers: a pilot study
    J Wound Care. 24(3):121-122, 124-127
  • Malmsjö M, Ingemansson R, et al. 2012 Comparison of bacteria and fungus‐binding mesh, foam and gauze as fillers in negative pressure wound therapy – pressure transduction, wound edge contraction, microvascular blood flow and fluid retention
    Int Wound J. 10(5):597-605
  • Boyar V. 2016 Efficacy of Dialkylcarbamoylchloride-Coated Dressing in Management of Colonized or Infected Neonatal and Pediatric Wounds
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 43(4):547-550
  • Powell G. 2009 Evaluating Cutimed Sorbact: Using a Case Study Approach
    Br J Nurs. 18(15):30, 32-36
  • Bateman S. 2015 Evidence is building to support using a DACC-coated antimicrobial wound contact layer with NPWT
    Wounds UK. 11(1):82-86
  • Gentili V, Gianesini S, et al. 2012 Panbacterial real-time PCR to evaluate bacterial burden in chronic wounds treated with Cutimed Sorbact
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 31(7):1523-1529
  • Ciliberti M, De Lara F, et al. 2016 The effect of a bacteria- and fungi-binding mesh dressing on the bacterial load of pressure ulcers treated with negative pressure wound therapy: A pilot study
    Wounds. 28(11):408-420
  • Bullough L, Little G, et al. 2012 The use of DACC-coated dressings for the treatment of infected, complex abdominal wounds
    Wounds UK. 8(4):102-109
  • Malmsjö M, Lindstedt S, et al. 2014 Use of bacteria- and fungus-binding mesh in negative pressure wound therapy provides significant granulation tissue without tissue ingrowth
    Eplasty. 14:e3


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