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