Drawtex® is the first hydroconductive wound dressing. It features exclusive LevaFiber™ Technology aiding effective wound bed preparation without damaging newly formed tissue.

Because of its three types of action (capillary, hydroconductive and electrostatic), made possible by exclusive LevaFiber Technology, Drawtex is more than just a simple absorber. Drawtex can be used as a first-line dressing as part of the standard of care for wound bed preparation.


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As Drawtex Wound Dressing draws the exudate away from the wound surface, it also removes toxic components, such as slough, wound debris and bacteria, that compromise wound healing.By dispersing the exudate both vertically and horizontally, Drawtex controls and retains the wound fluid so that it can be transferred to additional layers of Drawtex if needed.

Wound bed preparation is the management of a wound in order to accelerate endogenous healing or to facilitate the effectiveness of other therapeutic measures. Recent data has been published showing how wound treatment with Drawtex meets the complex challenges of wound bed preparation.

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  • Manages and controls excessive wound exudate
  • Facilitates removal of wound debris
  • Draws bacteria from the wound bed into the dressing
  • Draws out harmful MMPs from the wound bed into the dressing
  • Sets the stage for endogenous wound healing or wound closure procedures


Capillary action

Capillary action gives Drawtex its ability to move wound exudate and wound debris into the porous material of the dressing. With the small pores acting as capillaries, intermolecular attractive forces between the exudate and solid surfaces of the wound dressing allow the exudate to be drawn upward against the force of gravity.

Hydroconductive action

Hydroconductive action is controlled by Darcy’s Law that defines the ability of a fluid to flow through porous media. Fluid can move from wetter to drier – even against gravity. This explains how water can be transported from the roots of a tree to the leaves. The LevaFiberTM Technology of Drawtex allows the dressing to lift, hold and transfer the wound exudate both vertically and horizontally by hydroconductive action.

Elektrostatische actie

Electrostatic action occurs when the negatively charged Drawtex wound dressing comes into contact with the wound exudate. Ions from the exudate form a mobile layer of the opposite charge known as the electric double layer, effectively reversing the charge on the surface of the dressing to become positive. This allows the dressing to draw out a relatively large amount of exudate, devitalised tissue, bacteria and deleterious chemical mediators.


  • pressure ulcers
  • leg ulcers
  • diabetic ulcer
  • abrasions / lacerations
  • 1st and 2nd degree burns
  • surgical wounds
  • oncological wounds
  • trauma wounds
  • postoperative wounds

Clinical Data

Biofilm Removal / Suppression

Poster – Wolcott R
Wounds 2012 – Wolcott R 2
Wounds 2012 – Wolcott R

Burn Wounds

Drawtex Battery Acid Burns
Moffat Poster Burns
Drawtex Reduction of multi drug resistant Pathogens in burns -Carney B
Infected Burn Models – Ortiz R Poster
Infected Burn Models – Woundresearch.com 2012 – Ortiz R
Drawtex in Partial Thickness Burns – Karlnoski R
Drawtex in Thermal Wounds 2012 – Karlnoski R
Surgical Science 2013 – Smith et al

Buruli Ulcer

Wounds 2012 – Treadwell et al

Complex Surgical Wounds – Improve Healing

Drawtex use in complex wounds
Complex Lower Limb Wounds
Case series – Doncaster UK – Johnson S

Cost Effectiveness of Drawtex

Today’s Wound clinic 2014 – Philbin

Debridement Ability

Debridement of Necrotic Heel
Poster – Livingstone
Poster – Denham

Delayed Wound Healing due to Immunosuppression Therapy

Ostomy Wound Management 2013 – Denham D

Detoxification of Venous Leg Ulcers

Management of Chronic VLU’s
Wounds 2012 – Wendelken M
Poster – Phillip Lichtenstein1

Drawtex use with Venous Leg Ulcer

Poster – Lichenstein
Poster 2011 SAWC – Alvarez
Poster – Goosen

Enterocutaneous Fistulas

Ostomy Wound Management 2014 – Denham D

Fluid Management

Wounds 2013 – Wolvos et al

Maxillo Facial Surgery

Annals of Maxillo Facial surgery – Perumal et al

Mechanism of Action of Hydroconductive Wound Dressings

Poster of Chronic Wounds
Chronic Wounds – Wound research.com 2012 – Ochs D
Ostomy Wound Management 2012 – Couch K
Podiatry Management 2012 – McGuire et al

Multiple Uses in Clinical Practice

Clinical Poster – Weir D

Objective Quantitative Analysis of Wound Bed Preparation for Pressure Ulcers and VLU’s

Ostomy Wound Management 2012 – Goosen et al

Possible Alternative to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Ostomy Wound Management 2012 – Goosen et al

Reduce the barriers to Wound Healing

Article for BMJ – Bullough L
Case study – Doncaster UK – Johnson S

Reduction in Wound Size

10 Patient case series – Doncaster UK – Johnson S

Removal of Pathogenicity and Virulence Factors

Combination of Drawtex and Silver – Poster – Hiebert J
Surgical Science 2013 – Moffatt et al

Surgical Wounds

Drawtex use in Amputations – Couch K
Pilonidal disease – Maddox et al – Wounds 2012
Dehisced Surgical Wounds – Ostomy Wound Management 2013 – Couch K

Traumatic Avulsive Wounds

Poster – Perumal
Traumatic Face Avulsion – Eplasty – Colin Perumal / Robson

Treatment and Prevention of Skin Excoriation in children

Poster – Amling J

Use with Tracheostomy

Ostomy Wound Management 2013 – Wachtel T

Wound Bed Preparation

Optimising Wound Bed Preparation
Wounds 2012 – Wolvos T
Ostomy Wound Management 2012 – Robson M
Ostomy Wound Management 2012 – Spruce P

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D050516288475 AIP € 23,705x5cm10 ST
D757516288483 AIP € 46,807,5x7,5cm10 ST
D101016288505 AIP € 78,9010x10cm10 ST
D152016288521 AIP € 107,8515x20cm10 ST
D202016288556 AIP € 143,8020x20cm10 ST
DT101016288572 AIP € 78,9010x10cm Tracheostomy10 ST
R17516288599 AIP € 134,607,5cmx1m rol5 ST
R10116288602 AIP € 159,4010cmx1m roll5 ST
R20116288696 AIP € 246,6020cmx1m roll5 ST
DP014616361091 AIP € 82,201x46cm10 ST
DT006016361113 AIP € 63,006 cm x 6 cm Tracheostomy10 ST