Bioburden is an enemy worth targeting

AQUACEL® Dressings


Bioburden can be defined as microbial cells adherent to a living or non-living surface, which are embedded within a self-produced matrix of extra-cellular polymeric substances (EPS). Bioburden provides tolerance to antimicrobial agents and can result in persistent inflammation and infection.1,2

Bioburden is a huge problem:

  • It's present in at least 78% of chronic wounds3
  • It's difficult to eradicate
  • It delays wound healing4,5
biofilm operation



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