Infection and Biofilm Management
In the battle against hard-to-heal wounds, there is an invisible enemy, Biofilm. A major barrier to wound healing, it's present in at least 78% of hard-to-heal wounds.1
Our Infection and Biofilm Management Product Portfolio
AQUACEL® Ag+ Dressings
AQUACEL® Ag+ dressings are antimicrobial primary dressings for use for wounds,which are at risk of infection or show signs of infection, or where biofilm is suspected to be present. AQUACEL® Ag+ dressings combine Hydrofiber® Technology and MORE THAN SILVER™ Technology - a unique ionic silver-containing, antibiofilm formulation1 These are available as AQUACEL® Ag+ Extra™ and AQUACEL® Ag+ Ribbon dressings. AQUACEL® Ag+ Extra™ dressing is comprised of 2 layers of Hydrofiber™ Technology stitch bonded together making it 9x stronger and 50% more absorbent than standard AQUACEL® Ag dressing.2*AQUACEL® Ag+ Ribbon dressing is also strengthened with stitchbonding and can be used for cavity wounds. The combination of Hydrofiber® Technology and MORE THAN SILVER™ Technology has been specifically designed to manage the barriers to healing: exudate, infection and biofilm. INDICATIONS AQUACEL® Ag+ Dressings are indicated for: Leg ulcers, including Venous stasis ulcers Arterial ulcers Leg ulcers of mixed aetiology Diabetic foot ulcers Pressure ulcers/injuries Surgical wounds Traumatic wounds Malignant wounds Partial thickness burns (AQUACEL® Ag+ Extra only) AQUACEL® Ag and AQUACEL® Ag Extra™ Discontinuation We have simplified our AQUACEL® Ag dressing range and the older versions of AQUACEL® Ag, AQUACEL® Ag Extra™, and AQUACEL® Ag Ribbon dressings have been withdrawn from Drug Tariff on 31st December 2022. For more information or support from a Convatec representative please use the contact form below *As demonstrated in-vitroRead more
AQUACEL® Ag Foam
The only silver foam dressing that offers the healing benefits of an AQUACEL® Ag contact layer, the comfort of foam and the bacteria-killing power of ionic silver.*1 * As demonstrated in vitroRead more
ChloraSolv® Wound Debridement Gel is a new and unique technology for convenient, effective and gentle wound debridement of patients with hard-to-heal lower leg and diabetic foot ulcers. ChloraSolv® is based on a unique hypochlorite technology consisting of a two-component systemRead more
AQUACEL® EXTRA™ Dressing
AQUACEL® EXTRA™ Hydrofiber® Dressing with Strengthening Fibre is a soft, sterile, non-woven pad dressing composed of sodium carboxymethylcellulose and regenerated cellulose fibre for strengthening. This conformable and highly absorbent dressing absorbs wound fluid and transforms into a soft gel, which maintains a moist environment to support the body’s healing process and aid in the removal of nonviable tissue from the wound (autolytic debridement), without damaging newly formed tissue. Indications: Under medical supervision AQUACEL® EXTRA™ Hydrofiber® Dressing with Strengthening Fibre may be used for the management of: leg ulcers, pressure ulcers (Stage II-IV) and diabetic ulcers surgical wounds (e.g., post-operative wounds left to heal by secondary intent and donor sites), partial thickness burns. traumatic wounds (e.g., abrasions and lacerations). exudate absorption in oncology wounds (e.g., fungating cutaneous tumours, cutaneous metastases and Kaposi’s sarcomas).Read more
AQUACEL® Foam Dressing
AQUACEL® Foam Dressing has a soft absorbent foam pad, an AQUACEL® contact layer a gentle silicone adhesive, and a waterproof/bacteria barrier. AQUACEL® Foam Dressing is the only FOAM that has comfort, simplicity and the healing benefits of an AQUACEL® contact layerRead more
Avelle™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Introducing the first system to combine negative pressure wound therapy with Hydrofiber Technology. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy delivered in a simple, discrete, canister-less system: • Easy to use• Small and portable• Quiet, no alarm• Disposable pump with 30 day lifetime† Designed for flexibility• Suitable for use within and across different care settings• Separate pump and dressing packs• Supports patients resuming normal lifeRead more
DuoDERM® Extra Thin Dressing
DuoDERM® Extra Thin dressing is a hydrocolloid dressing indicated for the management of lightly exuding wounds. It combines a unique ConvaTec hydrocolloid formulation that distinguishes it from other hydrocolloid dressings and a vapour-permeable outer film to provide an occlusive moist environment.Read more
DuoDERM® Signal™ Dressing
DuoDERM® Signal™ dressing is an adhesive, tapered edge, modern hydrocolloid wound dressing with a change indicator. It incorporates a unique ConvaTec hydrocolloid formulation that distinguishes it from other hydrocolloid dressings. The adhesive hydrocolloid matrix and the outer film on DuoDERM® Signal™ dressing are permeable to moisture vapour and provide an occlusive barrier against bacteria, viruses, dirt and water. DuoDERM® Signal™ dressing is indicated for use on dermal ulcers including full-thickness wounds, pressure ulcers (II-IV), leg ulcers, superficial wounds, partial thickness burns and donor sites.Read more
Kaltostat® Alginate Dressing
Kaltostat® Alginate dressing is an alginate dressing indicated as a primary dressing for moderately to highly exuding chronic and acute wounds, and for wounds with minor bleeding. On contact with exudates the dressing gradually forms a firm, moist gel which is highly absorbent.Read more
Just as we follow basic hygiene every day by washing our hands, brushing our teeth, and showering, we should apply regular basic hygiene to wounds to keep them clean and remove biofilm. By implementing Wound Hygiene, you can ensure every wound is properly prepared for healing every time.
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1. Malone M et al. 2017. The prevalence of biofilm in chronic wounds: a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data. JWC: 20-25.
2. Bowler PG, Parsons D. Combatting wound biofilm and recalcitrance with a novel anti-biofilm Hydrofiber® wound dressing. Wound Medicine 14 (2016) 6-11.
3.When compared to AQUACEL® Ag+ Extra™ dressing and other silver-only competitor dressings.