Algicell Calcium Alginate Dressing – Sterile. These soft, white sterile dressings absorb moderate to large amounts of wound drainage and may help control minor bleeding. Alginate ropes can be used to fill or pack the dead space in a wound. Algicell dressings are designed to keep their form, allowing for easy and trauma-free removal, while maintaining a moist wound environment through its ability to gel upon contact with wound fluids. Does not contain natural rubber latex.