Bacterial Sequestration Efficacy of DryMax Super
- insights into an independent laboratory study (2)
Aim of Study: Comparison of ability of DryMax Super, a PU-foam dressing* and a DACC dressing* to sequester and retain bacteria over 7 days.
- Lock in bacteria
DryMax Super locks more bacteria into its core over 7 days, compared to foam and DACC dressing tested.
- Reduce risk of transfer bacteria
DryMax Super prevents transfer of bacteria back to wound surface better, compared to foam and DACC dressing over 7 days.
- Infection prevention for exuding wounds
Laboratory test conditions mimicked highly infected exuding wounds.
- Extended wear time
DryMax Super has longer wear time than conventional absorbent dressings, meaning fewer dressing changes, lower work and material cost**
*PU-foam dressing; Mepilex® Border (Mölnlycke Health Care) and DACC dressing Cutimed® Sorbact® (Essity)
** Hoglin G et al, A COHORT Study to investigate the benefit of the use of DryMax Extra superabsorbent Wound Dressing on a population of wet wounds, Poster at Wounds UK, Harrogate 2011
(2) Mihutescu et al, A comparison of bacterial sequestration within three types of wound dressing, Poster at Wounds UK 2022