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Mode of Action

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Mode of Action


Protease cell
Base Ion
Base ions
Extracellular matrix
Extracellular matrix
Hydrogen (H+) ion
Hydrogen (H + ) ion

Ion Exchange Capacity

Cadesorb consists of a cross-linked starch matrix which neutralises excess basic ions present by exchanging them with H + ions. This lowers the pH of the wound, which in turn inhibits protease activity.