Unique 3D foam structure for superior absorption
When in contact with exudate the unique 3D foam structure of Biatain® Ag Adhesive conforms closely to the wound bed for superior absorption – even under compression (5).
Designed to prevent infection
The sustained silver release profile ensures a homogenous distribution of silver ions providing a continuous antibacterial effect during entire wear time (up to 7 days) (6).
Patented with a silver complex with broad antibacterial profile
Independent studies have proven that Biatain® Ag is effective on bacteria commonly found in infected non-healing wounds (3,4). Clinical studies have shown that infected wounds heal faster with Biatain® Ag than with other wounds dressings, including other antibacterial dressings (1,2,7).
Continuous antibacterial effect during entire wear time
Due to the sustained silver release profile there is a continuous antibacterial effect during entire wear time (up to 7 days) (6).
Mode of action
In the presence of exudate silver is continuously released into the wound bed up to 7 days (6).
Biatain® Ag Adhesive is a soft and flexible absorbent polyurethane foam that is patented with a silver complex homogeneously dispersed throughout the foam matrix.
Biatain® Ag Adhesive can be used for a wide range of exuding wounds with delayed healing due to bacteria, or where there is a risk of infection, including leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, second degree burns, donor sites, postoperative wounds and skin abrasions. Biatain® Ag Adhesive can be used in combination with compression therapy.
1. Leaper D et al. The use of Biatain® Ag in hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers: Meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. PLOS ONE 2013: 8(7).
2. Münter KC et al. Effect of a sustained silver releasing dressing on ulcers with delayed healing: the CONTOP study. Journal of Wound Care. 2006;15(5):199-206.
3. Ip M et al. Antimicrobial activities of silver dressings: an in vitro comparison. Journal of Medical Microbiology 2006;55:59-63.
4. Basterzi Y et al. In-vitro comparison of antimicrobial efficacy of various wound dressing materials. Wounds July 2010.
5. Reitzel N & Marburger M. Foam Dressings containing silver tested in vitro for absorption capacity under pressure. EWMA 2009.
6. Buchholz C. An in-vitro comparison of antimicrobial activity. Wounds UK 2009.
7. Scanlon E et al. Cost effective faster wound healing with a sustained silver-releasing foam dressing in delayed healing leg ulcers- a health economic analysis. International Wound Journal 2005;2(2):150-60.