Bactisure® Wound Lavage

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Bactisure® Wound Lavage

A New Approach to Biofilm Removal

Bacteria can produce Extracellular Polymeric Substance (EPS) to shield themselves from both mechanical and chemical attack. Bactisure Wound Lavage was specifically designed to remove these structurally resistant forms of bacteria. Our solution is designed to physically deconstruct the protective EPS matrix, making bacteria more susceptible to traditional antibiotics and the body's normal defence mechanisms.


Ingredients include ethanol (solvent), acetic acid (pH modifier), sodium acetate (buffering agent), benzalkonium chloride (surfactant), and purified water. Bactisure Wound Lavage is supplied in a 1000ml single-dose flexible plastic container/bag with a sterile fluid path and is packaged with a dust cover.


Bactisure Wound Lavage breaks up crosslinks within biofilm EPS.1


With Extracellular Polymeric Substance (EPS) crosslinks removed, Bactisure Wound Lavage solubilizes biofilms is designed for easy removal via pulsed lavage. Exposed bacteria are subject to lavage removal or inactivation via traditional antibiotics and the body’s normal defense mechanisms.2

Biofilm’s Role in Chronic Wound Infections
  • Over 90% of all bacteria exist in biofilms3

  • Biofilms are formed in the body when bacteria coalesce on surface structures and produce an EPS3,4

  • The EPS then shields bacteria from both mechanical and chemical attack2,3

  • EPS shielded bacteria in a biofilm can be 1000x more resistant to antibiotics than planktonic (free-floating) bacteria1,2

  • The periodic release of planktonic bacteria from biofilms have been linked to chronic relapsing infections3

Key Application Steps

Apply just prior to wound closure using Zimmer Biomet Pulsavac Plus pulsed lavage system.

Immediately after irrigating the wound bed, the wound bed MUST BE rinsed away with an equal amount of normal saline.

Bactisure Wound Lavage is used with the Zimmer Pulsavac® Plus AC Wound Lavage Systems, indicated for use in cleansing and removal of debris, including micro organisms, from wounds.