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Kliniderm superabsorbent

Super absorbency, super performance

Kliniderm® superabsorbent is a four-layer superabsorbent dressing held together by a hypoallergenic seal. Kliniderm superabsorbent is a protease modulator and is indicated for moderate to highly exuding chronic and acute wounds. Can be used effectively under compression1.


Product Benefits

Kliniderm superabsorbent consists of four layers:

Key Benefits
  • Save up to 57% compared to other superabsorbent dressing3
  • Excellent absorption and retention properties
  • Effective under compression1
  • Effectively reduces levels of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in vitro2
  • Locks and retains exudate and bacteria in inner core1
  • Reduces the risk of maceration and excoriation to peri-wound tissue
  • Reduces the risk of cross contamination on dressing removal
  • Lightweight, flexible and conformable for increased patient comfort
  • Hypoallergenic, no glues or adhesives
  • Gentle contact layer – does not adhere to the wound bed
  • Large range of sizes
Kliniderm superabsorbent dressing animation


1. Free swell absorption, 2015. Data on file.
2. Sellars L,. Thornhill S., Thomas, H. and Westgate S.J Sequestration and modulation of MMP-2 and MMP-9 by superabsorbent wound dressing, Wounds UK Poster, 2018.
3. Drug Tariff prices correct from July 2020, based on 20x30cm dressing size.

Cost Effective

[1] Free swell absorption, 2015. Data on file.
*Drug Tariff prices correct from February 2019.



1. Free swell absorption, 2015. Data on file.

Clinical Evidence

Key clinicals




Jones, J., and Hampton, S.   

Use of a superabsorbent dressing in the management of exudate in hard-to-heal wounds 

BJCN (CWC supplement), 2021, 26(3)

Stephens, C.

A 49 patient observational evaluation of the clinical benefits and acceptance of a superabsorbent dressing within 5 NHS sites in the UK

Wounds UK, November, 2020, poster

Sellars, L., Thornhill, S., Thomas, H. and Westgate, S.J.

Sequestration and Modulation of MMP-2 and MMP-9 by a superabsorbent wound dressing

Wounds UK, 2018, poster

Barrett, S.

Cost-effective management of wound exudate

Wound Essentials, 2015, 10(1). 

Westgate, S.J. and Thomas, H.

An in vitro assessment of the fluid absorption and bacterial sequestration properties of an SAP wound dressing

EWMA, 2016, poster

[1] Free swell absorption, 2015. Data on file.

A  multi-centre evaluation of Kliniderm superabsorbent. Click on the image to view the results summary.

A multi-centre evaluation of Kliniderm superabsorbent was carried out across five different clinical sites.  The parameters of comfort, conformability, exudate management and ease of application and removal were evaluated on 49 patients with a variety of acute and chronic wounds with results from 156 dressing changes.
(Data on file, 2020)


Kliniderm superabsorbent dressings may be used under compression and are indicated for moderate to highly exuding chronic and acute wounds, such as:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous and arterial leg ulcers
  • Oncology wounds
  • Post-operative wounds
  • Traumatic wounds

Applying Kliniderm superabsorbent*

  1. Clean the wound area according to local protocols. Ensure the peri-wound skin is dry
  2. Select a suitable size so that the dressing overlaps the wound margins by at least 1.5cm
  3. Gently apply directly onto the wound site with the white hydrophilic side of the dressing onto the wound surface
  4. Secure with an appropriate secondary dressing, such as bandage or tape



Go to e-module

This Product in Practice module offers up to 30 minutes of CPD.  Covering all aspects of Kliniderm superabsorbent including key benefits, indications/contraindications and how to use.

In partnership with JCN

Seminars/wedinars – click on the images below to watch the presentation

Title: Managing Atypical Wounds

Presenter: Sharon Gardner, Clinical Support Specialist (H&R Healthcare)

Date: November 2020


Click on the images below to view and download

Ordering Details

Size Pieces per box Product code PIP code NHS code Bunzl code
7.5cm x 7.5cm 50 40511700 EKH071 AR40511700
10cm x 10cm 50 40511701 AR40511701
10cm x 20cm 50 40511702 AR40511702
20cm x 20cm 15 40511703 394-7157 AR40511703
20cm x 30cm 10 40511704 394-7165 AR40511704
20cm x 40cm 10 40511705 404-9508 EME129 AR40511705
10cm x 10cm 10 40511706 394-7132
10cm x 15cm 10 40511707 394-7124
10cm x 20cm 10 40511713 410-0087

[1] Free swell absorption, 2015. Data on file.