Hydroactive Wound Dressing

epicite® balance

epicite® balance is an advanced wound dressing for the treatment of chronic and complex wounds. The dressing is made from a unique, nature-identical material: biosynthetic cellulose. The fine fiber network of biosynthetic cellulose creates an ideal moist wound environment, while absorbing up to 35%* more exudate than comparable products that are applied to the wound in a dry state. The external moisturization provided by epicite® balance supports wound bed preparation and stimulates autolytic debridement, thereby reactivating healing.

epicite® balance is produced in Germany using a fermentative process and renewable resources by JeNaCell - An Evonik company.

* Zahel P et al. (2022). Bacterial Cellulose – Adaptation of a Nature-Identical Material to the Needs of Advanced Chronic Wound Care. Pharmaceuticals 2022;15;683. DOI: 10.3390/ph15060683.

Improved wound healing with epicite® balance

Biosynthetic cellulose is a nature-identical, skin-friendly material with many benefits:

  • Supports wound bed preparation
  • Effectively removes slough, plaque and devitalized tissue
  • Reactivates healing of chronic and complex wounds
  • Re-balances a moist wound environment
  • Simultaneously absorbs wound exudate
Direct contact with the wound bed and covering with secondary dressing

Flexibly adjustable

Material can be cut to fit, it is easy to tamponade and is suitable for deep and fissured wounds.

Moisture donating

Removes plaque and stimulates autolytic debridement


Natural

Biosynthetic cellulose is a well-tolerated material


Time- and cost-effective

Low-pain dressing change and removal in one piece without leaving any residue; enables longer rest phases

Application of epicite® balance

epicite® balance can be used to treat chronic wounds with low to moderate exudate levels, such as:

  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Ulcus cruris venosum
  • Ulcus cruris mixtum
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Soft tissue lesions

The flexible, skin-friendly wound dressing allows for low-pain dressing changes without leaving any residue in the wound. epicite® balance is typically changed after 2 to 7 days, depending on the amount of exudate and the microbial load.

epicite® balance consists of a matrix of biosynthetic cellulose and more than 95% saline solution.

Case reports

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Case Report Pressure ulcer stage III

60-year-old patient with stage III pressure ulcers on left trochanter, partial immobility, impaired immune status, heart and circulatory disorders, respiratory insufficiency, acute renal failure, pneumonia, COPD and atherosclerosis of the extremity arteries with ulceration.

Wound condition

  • Pressure ulcer stage III on left trochanter
  • Necrotic parts at the wound bed

Wound care

  • Dressing: epicite® 10x10
  • Secondary dressing: semi-permeable film dressing to allow evaporation of excess moisture
  • Dressing changes: after a maximum of 4 days

Wound healing

  • Significant cleansing of the wound bed
  • No maceration of the wound margins

Conclusion

  • Condition of wound and wound margins improved considerably
  • Dressing remained on the wound for up to 4 days without drying out
Case Report Pressure ulcer stage IV

67-year-old patient with stage IV pressure ulcers on os sacrum, completely immobile, urinary and fecal incontinent with impaired immune status. The positioning had to be corrected constantly because the patient was very restless. Furthermore: percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy, cerebral hemorrhage and cranial vault fracture after falling down stairs, pneumogenic sepsis with multiple organ failure in which Proteus mirabilis, Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus capitis + epidermidis were detected in blood culture. The patient was intubated and ventilated.

Wound condition

  • Pressure ulcer stage IV on os sacrum
  • Wound with high exudation level after surgical intervention
  • Biofilm on the wound bed

Wound care

  • Wound disinfection with octenisept®
  • Dressing: epicite®
  • Secondary dressing: soft silicone polyurethane foam (Biatain® Silicone)
  • Dressing changes: every 2 days

Wound healing

  • Fresh and vital granulation tissue
  • The black spot shows a residual thread that was removed later
  • The last picture shows the wound after one week (3 applications of epicite®)

Conclusion

  • Positive healing process
  • Formation of healthy granulation tissue within one week
  • Dressing changes: every 2 days
Case Report Pressure ulcer stage III+IAD

63-year-old patient with pressure ulcer stage III and IAD (incontinence associated dermatitis), completely immobile, cachectic, urinary and fecal incontinent with impaired immune status, nursing level III, renal failure, anemia, gastritis, alcohol and nicotine abuse.

Wound condition

  • Pressure ulcer stage III + IAD (incontinence associated dermatitis)

Wound care

  • Wound disinfection with octenisept®
  • Dressing: epicite®
  • Secondary dressing: polyurethane foam
  • Dressing changes: every 3 days

Wound healing

  • After just one week, no plaques or necrotic areas are visible anymore
  • During treatment, the condition of the wound worsened in between due to pneumonia
  • Complete epithelialization after one month

Conclusion

  • Complete epithelialization
  • Dressing changes: every 3 days

Product information

Sterile, individually packed

Product

Size in cm

Pcs./Package

PZN

epicite® balance

4x6

10

18494830

epicite® balance

10x10

10

18494847

epicite® balance

15x20

10

18494876

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