Biatain® Alginate
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Recommended for cavity filling

The design and the structural integrity of the dressing allow one to cut the dressing and make it fit to wounds of any size, shape or depth. The dressing will conform to the wound bed, which is important for the wound-healing process.

High dressing integrity

The high dressing integrity allows for one-piece removal of the dressing with minimal pain and trauma (1,2).

Minimised risk of leakage and maceration

The superior absorption of Biatain® Alginate (1,2) and the gel formation lock the exudate inside the dressing, preventing leakage that could damage the skin around the wound.

Documented haemostatic effect

Contrary to hydrofibre dressings, Biatain® Alginate dressings have a documented haemostatic effect, i.e. the ability to arrest blood flow in minor bleedings, thanks to the releasing of calcium ions from the dressing (4,5).

Mode of action

On contact with wound exudate, Biatain® Alginate changes into a soft, cohesive gel that provides an optimal, moist wound-healing environment (2).

Product composition

Biatain® Alginate is an alginate dressing consisting of 85% alginate and 15% carboxymethylcellulose (CMC).

Usage

Biatain® Alginate can be used on all moderately to heavily exuding partial to full thickness wounds. Biatain® Alginate may help to control minor bleeding in superficial wounds. Biatain® Alginate can be used in combination with compression therapy. Biatain® Alginate should not be used on dry or lightly exuding wounds, or to control heavy bleeding. Biatain® Alginate is indicated for pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, donor sites or traumatic wounds.

 

REFERENCES

1. Thomas S. et al. www.dressings.org/TechnicalPublications/PDF/ Coloplast-Dressings-Testing-2003-2004.pdf

2. Timmons J. Alginate and hydrofiber dressings. Professional Nurse 1999:14(7).

3. http://www.worldwidewounds.com/1998/june/Alginates-FAQ/alginates-questions.html

4. Segal H.C. et al. The effects of alginate and non-alginate wound dressings on blood coagulation and platelet activation. Journal of Biomaterials Applications 1998:249-57.

5. Elalamy I. and Robert F. Etude in vitro des effets proactivateurs plaquettaires de deux pansements: Alginate pur (Algostéril) et Alginate-CMC (SeaSorb Soft), etude sur plasma riche en plaquettes. CPC France 2007.

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Product name Item number Area size Units in package
Biatain® Alginate 037402 3x44 cm 6
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Key benefits

Unique dressing integrity

Unique dressing integrity

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Unique dressing integrity

 

 

Key benefits

  • The unique dressing integrity allows for one-piece removal of the dressing.
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Documented haemostatic effect

Documented haemostatic effect

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Documented haemostatic effect

Biatain Alginate has a documented haemostatic effect.

 

Key benefits

  • Contrary to hydrofibre dressings, alginate dressings have an haemostatic effect, i.e. the ability to arrest blood flow in minor bleedings, thanks to the releasing of calcium ions from the dressing.
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Ideal for cavity filling

Ideal for cavity filling

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Ideal for cavity filling

Biatain Alginate is ideal for cavity filling.

 

Key benefits

  • The design and the structural integrity of the dressing allow one to cut the dressing and make it fit wounds of any size, shape or depth.
  • The dressing will conform to the wound bed, which is important for the wound-healing process.
  • Biatain Alginate is available as dressing and as ribbon. 
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Biatain® Alginate Ag

Biatain® Alginate Ag

Biatain® Alginate Ag– absorption for infected sloughy wounds and cavity filling. High dressing integrity (1). Patented wound dressing containing a silver complex with a broad antimicrobial profile (2). Recommended for cavity filling (3). Minimised risk of leakage and maceration.  Documented haemostatic effect (4,5).

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