Ligasano® Background

The earliest origins of Polyurethane foams date back to 1848, with a basis chemical reaction developed by the chemist Würtz.  The importance of the chemical process was recognised considerably later and taken up in 1937 by Otto Bayer in Leverkusen, Germany.  Because of his single-minded research it was possible to launch the first polyester rigid foam, later the soft polyester foam and after a further 20 years of work the polyether foam.  These plastics obtained the collective name polyurethane (PUR) and were developed to a universallyusable and globally accepted material.

Ligasano® White and Ligasano® Green are polyurethane (PUR) foams of the newest generation.

In Germany prior to 1980, in cooperation with Prof. Dr Gerhard Weber (MD) who at the time was the head of Clinic of Dermatology – University of Erlangen – Nürnberg, a polyurethane foam for medical application was created and named Ligasano®.  This term, without further supplement refers to the product that is known today.  The additional expression “White” and “Green” refers to the colour of the product.

Ligasano® is a versatile and unique medical product and is the only dressing on the medical market that can be used in both the prevention and treatment of a wide range of wounds and conditions.

Ligasano® is fully compliant with the current European Medical Device Directives (MDD) 93/42/EEC and is included in the TGA ARTG (Australia Register of Therapeutic Goods) in both the sterile and unsterile forms.

Ligamed® Australasia Pty Ltd is the exclusive importer and distributor for all medical products produced by Ligamed® Medical ProdukteGmbh, the German company, within the Asian Pacific region.



“The long-time clinical application and resultant experiences show that Ligasano® White is superior to all conventional materials for the prophylaxis of pressure ulcers, for the treatment of infected ulcers and wounds, for the postoperative wound or transplant treatment as well; as for mechanical debridement in the case of burns.”

Citation from the article “DeutschesÄrzteblatt” (1980 pages 1620-1625)
by Dr Gerhard Weber and Karl-Heinz Galli