next generation hydro-active wound dressing

epicitehydro - the hydro-active dressing for an ideal wound healing environment

The biotechnology derived cellulose provides unique properties to the wound dressing epicitehydro. It contains a minimum of 95% isotonic saline solution due to its very dense and homogeneous structure.

  • Creates a supportive moist environment to the wound with a favorable hydrobalance and water vapor permeability.
  • Absorbs excess wound exudates. 1
  • Provides an immediate cooling effect after its application. 2
  • Adapts easily to all types and shapes of wounds and can be cut to a sizable fit.
  • Dries out during the healing process and after successful epithelization can be peeled off easily and nearly pain-free.
  • Easy to store (5 – 30°C).


The unique structure of epicitehydro provides plenty of moisture to the skin

  • Prevents infections due to the possibility of being soaked in antiseptic solutions.
  • Depending on the requirements of the damaged tissue of a patient, the speed of regeneration of the skin tissue can only be influenced by the choice of secondary dressing. Thus, an occlusive secondary dressing promotes dermis regeneration, whereas a non-occlusive secondary dressing offers faster wound closure.
  • Cost-effective, by reducing hospital days and scheduling the use of nursing staff.

1) Cattelaens et al.; The Impact of a Nanocellulose-Based Wound Dressing in the Management of Thermal Injuries in Children: Results of a Retrospective Evaluation; Life (Basel). 2020 Sep 19;10(9):212.

2) Holzer et al.; A novel human ex-vivo burn model and the local cooling effect of a bacterial nanocellulose-based wound dressing; 2020 Jul 3;S0305-4179(20)30445-9.