Introducing MicroLyte™ Ag Wound Dressing
MicroLyte™ Ag wound dressing is an ultrathin absorbent polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel sheet with a polymeric surface coating containing ionic and metallic silver. It has very low amounts of silver, with a maximum of 0.4 mg of silver in a 2 inch x 2 inch dressing. It is only 20 micrometer thick and it contains 10 to 100 times less silver compared to the leading silver based wound dressings in the market.
Mechanism of Action
The dressing absorbs wound fluid and forms a soft gel that conforms to the wound surface and maintains a moist environment. The dressing contains silver only to prevent or minimize microbial growth within the dressing. MicroLyte™ Ag is so thin that it inherently conforms to the underlying contours of a moist wound-bed, providing intimate contact with the microbes on wound-bed. Antimicrobial silver in the dressing kills bacteria that come into contact with the dressing, and reduces microbial colonization. This action reduces loss of silver in wound exudate and provides effective antimicrobial action at much lower silver concentrations.
Safety & Effectiveness
Preclinical testing has been performed on Microlyte™ Ag wound dressings. The biocompatibility of the dressing has been demonstrated through appropriate in vitro and in vivo tests, including cytotoxicity, acute systemic toxicity, subacute/subchronic toxicity, acute intracutaneous reactivity, skin sensitization, and tissue implantation tests. Antimicrobial activity has been demonstrated by relevant standard in vitro microbiological assays. Microlyte™ Ag was shown to be effective against microbes most frequently associated with wound infections, including, Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538), MRSA (ATCC 33591), VRE (ATCC 55175), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 9027), Escherichia coli (ATCC 8739), Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 4352), Candida tropicalis (ATCC 750) and Candida albicans (ATCC 10231). The product has been determined as being non-pyrogenic.
Microlyte™ Ag wound dressings are individually packaged in a sterile foil pouch. Supplied in boxes of individually packaged sterile dressings. Sterilization by E-beam radiation. Sterility is guaranteed unless pouch is damaged or opened. Single use only.
REF. 91001- 2 inch x 2 inch (5 cm x 5 cm); REF. 91002- 4 inch x 4 inch (10 cm x 10 cm)
Indications For Use
Microlyte™ Ag wound dressing is indicated for the management of wounds and can be used over-the-counter for minor wounds such as abrasions and lacerations, minor cuts, and minor scalds and burns. Under the direction of a healthcare professional, Microlyte™ Ag may be used for more serious wounds such as partial and full thickness pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, first and second degree burns, abrasions and lacerations, donor sites and surgical wounds. Microlyte™ Ag wound dressing may be used over debrided and grafted partial thickness wounds.
Less silver is more effective for wound management. MicroLyte™ Ag has realized that paradigm shift in practice.
Dr. Michael J. Schurr, MD (Inventor)
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SURPRISED AT THEI was surprised at the improvement in chronic wounds that did not appear to have bacterial burden but were stalled in healing. It worked well in diabetic foot ulcers, especially under the total contact cast.
CHRONIC WOUNDSPhysician , MD, Mission Hospitals, Asheville, NC
SIMPLE TO USE -It is very simple to use- doesn’t require any preparation. Unlike other dressings that sit on top, Microlyte Ag visually conforms to wound surface and gives clear observation that it is getting to work. Visually more intimate contact with the wound than other dressings.
NO PREPERATION REQUIREDPhysician , MD, Vascular Surg., School of Medicine, University of North Carolina
GENTLE APPLICATIONPatients and providers love that they can see the dressing getting to work at the application. Patients liked gentle application and lack of pain during dressing change. Providers like ease of use and application.
NO PAIN EASE OF USENurse practitioner, RN
LOW SILVERLow silver content allows antimicrobial plus regenerative therapy at the same time. I can do it all at the same time.
CONTENTPhysician , MD, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, NYC, NY
NOVEL AND UNIQUEThe ultrathin transparent film architecture is novel and unique. We like that the dressing can be rinsed off the wound, but doesn’t have to be ‘dug out’ like other dressings. No silver presence or staining after application is attractive.
NO PAINPhysician, MD, University of Miami Hospital, Miami, FL