Antibacterial absorbent hydrocolloid / alginate dressing

Composition and Properties

 Urgosorb® Silver is a sterile absorbant antibacterial calcium alginate dressing impregnated with an ionic silver complex.


  • Broad spectrum antibacterial efficacy (MRSA, Staph. Aureus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa) (1)
  • Antibiotic activity for up to 21 days
  • Facilitates desloughing and healing (4,5,6)
  • Haemostatic properties (2,5)
  • Vertical absorption of high levels of exudate (3,6)
  • Healing in a moist environment
  • Removal in one piece (6)
  • Clinically proven efficacy (7)


Debridment of exuding, sloughy and cavity wounds which are critically colonised or at risk of infection

Sizes available


Size Product Code NPC Code PIP Code
5 x 5cm 503133 ELY020 327-4719
10 x 10cm 503134 ELY062 327-4727
10 x 20cm 503136 ELY149 327-4735
2.5 x 30cm (ribbon) 503137 ELY185



(1)UrgoSorb® Silver, Data on file, 2008. Urgo.

(2)  Elalamy I, Lecrubier C. The effects of two dressings on the human platelet functions. JPC, 2000.

(3)  Thomas S. et al. Aginate dressings in surgery and wound management. J Wound Care 2000; 9 (2): 56-60

(4) Belmin J. et al. Sequential treatment with calcium alginate dressings and hydrocolloid dressings accelerates pressure ulcer healing in older subject: A multicenter randomized trial of sequential versus non-sequential treatment with hydrocolloid alone.JAGS 50:269-274, 2002

(5)  Stevens J., Challoner D. UrgoSorb® dressing: management of acute and chronic wounds. Br J Nurs 2005: 14 (15):S22-28

(6)  Raffin B. et al. Paramedical evaluation of the new alginate-CMC UrgoSorb® in the topical treatment of chronic wounds. Poster presentation, Paris – Jan 1998

(7)  Beele H, Meuleneire F, Nahuys M, Percival SL. A prospective randomised open label study to evaluate the potential of a new silver alginate/carboxymethylcellulose antimicrobial wound dressing to promote wound healing. Int Wound J 2010; 7:262–270