It’s time to fight antimicrobial resistance

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In order to prevent …

… the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteria there needs to be a significant decrease in antibiotic use in wound care.

While the WHO is addressing AMR with a Global Action Plan, there is a lot of room to contribute to the prevention of AMR in the wound care sector. To be truly effective against AMR, action must be taken at every level of wound care, from wound specialists to wound nurses.

The European Wound Management Association recommends avoiding the unnecessary usage of antibiotics through adequate infection prevention/management and appropriate hygiene protocols.

As a leader in wound management solutions

... Essity understands the significance of antimicrobial resistance and especially the role that appropriate wound care can play in combatting it.

Join the fight against AMR, with #Wound_Warriors

An antimicrobial stewardship initiative from Essity that aims to support and educate clinicians on the effectiveness of appropriate infection prevention and infection management in wound care as a means to avoid the unnecessary use of antibiotics.

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Appropriate wound care for infection prevention and infection management can play a powerful role in the fight against AMR.

Cutimed® and Leukomed® offer an extensive range of effective products to help avoid the excessive use of antibiotics in wound care.

Sorbact® technology

Leukomed® Sorbact® and Cutimed® Sorbact® utilize the safe and effective Sorbact® Technology 

that binds bacteria with a purely physical mode of action. Sorbact® Technology removes bacteria without releasing possibly harmful endotoxins.

Infection Prevention with Leukomed® Sorbact®

Innovative surgical post-operative dressing for the reduction of bacterial colonization with a purely physical mode of action.


All post-operative and traumatic wounds with dry to low exudate levels:

  • Surgical incisions
  • Lacerations, cuts, abrasions
  1. Done

    Bacteria-proof adhesive film

    Effectively protects against external contamination -Breathable and shower-proof

  2. Done

    Sorbact® bacterial-binding technology

    Safely binds hydrophobic microbes No risk of developing bacterial resistance

Leukomed® Sorbact® has demonstrated proven effectiveness in various clinical studies

1) Stanirowski J, Bizon M, Cendrowski K, et al (2016b) Randomized controlled trial evaluating dialkylcarbomyl chloride impregnated dressings for the prevention of surgical site infections in adult women undergoing caesarean section. Surg Infect (Larchmt) 17(4): 427 -35 2) Stanirowski PJ, Davies H, McMaster J, Mealing S, Sawicki W, Cendrowski K, Posnett J. Cost-effectiveness of a bacterial-binding dressing to prevent surgical site infection following caesarean section. J Wound Care. 2019 Apr 2;28(4):222-228. 3) Cutting K, Maguire J (2015) Safe bioburden management. A clinical review of DACC technology. Journal of Wound Care Vol 24, No 5

Infection Prevention and Management with Cutimed®

Advanced chronic wound dressing for safe and effective wound management with a purely physical mode of action.

Sorbact® bacteria-binding technology


  • Safely binds hydrophobic bacteria and fungi 
  • No known mechanism of resistance has been described

Cutimed® Sorbact® has demonstrated proven effectiveness when compared to a Aquacel Ag.

Cutimed® Sorbact® performs significantly better than Aquacel Ag, reducing the bacterial burden in critically 
colonized wounds up to 73%1

Cutimed® Sorbact® is more effective than Aquacel Ag1

Cutimed® Sorbact®Silver Dressings
No release of antimicrobial agents Risk of resistant strains developing2 2
No known mechanism of resistance has been described Risk of possible side effects and healing delays 3,4
Purely physical mode of action (no endotoxin release) May trigger the release of endotoxins 4
Suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women 7 Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women 5
Chart comparing the number of bacterial colonies in a wound when using a silver dressing vs. cutimed sorbact. After 4 days up to 73% less colonies are present on the wound when using Cutimed Sorbact.
1 Mosti et al., “Comparative study of two antimicrobial dressings in infected leg ulcers: a pilot study”, Journal of Wound Care, 2015 Mar;24(3):121-2; 124-7
2 Finley, Durnham, Evidence of emergent silver-resistance in clinical bacteria: A major implication of wound care and the use of silver dressings, Presented at SAWC Fall Las Vegas, 2014
3 Lansdown AB, Williams A. How safe is silver in wound care? J Wound Care. 2004
4 Burd, A.,et al.. (2007), A comparative study of the cytotoxicity of silver-based dressings in monolayer cell, tissue explant, and animal models. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 15: 94–104.
5 International consensus. Appropriate use of silver dressings in wounds.An expert working group consensus, London: Wounds International, 2012; In general, limited usage up to 14 days is recommended, in specific cases prolonged treatment is possible.
6 Susilo YB, Husmark J, DACC Coated Wound Dressing and Endotoxin: Investigation on Binding Ability and Effect on Endotoxin Release from Gram-negative Bacteria. Poster presented at EWMA 2019.
7 Notice precautions for Cutimed Sorbact gel dressings in IfU!

Stand up against AMR

with a wide range of products including Sorbact® technology for infection prevention and infection management in wound care, from Essity

The Way of Wound Warrior

Become a Wound Warrior and join the fight against antimicrobial resistance


With the right tools for infection prevention and management in wound care, the unnecessary use of antibiotics may be avoidable. Through its brands, Cutimed® and Leukomed®, Essity offers a comprehensive range of wound care products that effectively prevent and manage infection with no known risk of further contributing to antimicrobial resistance.


Prevent and manage infected wounds with the unique technology of Cutimed® Sorbact® and Leukomed® Sorbact®

Join us and stand up against antimicrobial resistance.

It’s time to fight antimicrobial resistance

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