Advancing Biofilm Removal

Bactisure Wound Lavage is used with the Zimmer Pulsavac® Plus or Pulsavac Plus AC Wound Lavage Systems, and is indicated for use in cleansing and removal of debris, including micro organisms, from wounds.


  • Bactisure Wound Lavage breaks up crosslinks within biofilm EPS.1


  • With EPS crosslinks removed, Bactisure Wound Lavage solubilizes biofilms for easy removal via pulsed lavage. Exposed bacteria are subject to lavage removal or inactivation via traditional antibiotics and the body’s normal defense mechanisms.2

Biofilm is a global healthcare problem3,4



of Bacteria are Planktonic/ free-floating3,4



of Bacteria exists in Biofilms structure3,4


A New Approach to Biofilm Removal

  • Bacteria can produce Extracellular Polymeric Substance (EPS) to shield themselves from both mechanical and chemical attack. Bactisure Wound Lavage was specifically designed to remove these structurally resistant forms of bacteria. Our solution physically deconstructs the protective EPS matrix, making bacteria more susceptible to traditional antibiotics and the body’s normal defense mechanisms.

Key Application Steps

  • Apply just prior to wound closure using Zimmer Biomet Pulsavac Plus pulsed lavage system.
  • Immediately after irrigating the wound bed, the wound bed MUST BE rinsed away with an equal amount of normal saline.

Biofilm’s Role in Chronic Wound Infections

  • Over 90% of all bacteria exist in biofilms.5,6 
  • Biofilms are formed in the body when bacteria coalesce on surface structures and produce an Extracellular Polymeric Substance (EPS). 5,6
  • The EPS then shields bacteria from both mechanical and chemical attack. 5,6
  • EPS shielded bacteria in a biofilm can be 1000x more resistant to antibiotics than planktonic (free-floating) bacteria. 5,6
  • The periodic release of planktonic bacteria from biofilms have been linked to chronic relapsing infections.7


Bactisure™ Wound Lavage - Advancing Biofilm Removal

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