A One-of-a-Kind Combination

The all-new MicroLyte® Ag Antimicrobial VET brings a unique combination of characteristics in a veterinary wound care product.


MicroLyte® Ag VET is an ultrathin, fully-synthetic bioresorbable matrix composed primarily of a bioresorbable polyvinyl alcohol sheet with a polymeric surface coating containing ionic and metallic silver.  The matrix maintains a physiologically moist microenvironment.  This environment is conducive to granulation tissue formation, cell growth, and neovascularization.  Because the matrix material is bioresorbable, the matrix never needs to be removed from the wound.


MicroLyte® Ag VET contains antimicrobial silver in the matrix which kills bacteria in contact with the matrix and combats bacteria in deep wound tissue. Reduction of bacterial bioburden may reduce microbial colonization and risks of wound infection.  The addition of both ionic and metallic silver provides rapid, effective, and sustained antimicrobial activity.

  • 3-day antimicrobial effect
  • >99.99% effective against a broad spectrum of wound-related microbes

The conformability of MicroLyte® Ag VET means that it remains highly effective even with low amounts of silver, translating to:

  • Less wound staining
  • Lower residual tissue toxicity

Fully Synthetic.

Because MicroLyte® Ag VET is 100% synthetic there is no chance of disease transmission from animal-derived products.

The combination of these characteristics allows MicroLyte® Ag VET to be your first choice in wound care.

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 VET 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 and Efficacy

Antimicrobial Efficacy

Unlike traditional antimicrobial dressings, Imbed’s ultrathin Microfilm™ technology enables MicroLyte® Ag VET wound dressing to conform intimately to the tissue of a wound bed. By exerting sustained antimicrobial activity of silver (Ag) for up to 72 h in the microscopic environment of the wound tissue, it kills > 99.99% CFU (colony forming units) of clinically relevant microbes at 100x lower level of antimicrobial silver compared to other dressings.

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The biocompatibility profile of the MicroLyte® Ag VET wound dressing was assessed in accordance with ISO-10993: Biological Evaluations of Medical Devices. The biocompatibility test results demonstrate that MicroLyte® Ag VET wound dressing is biocompatible and safe for for use in management of partial and full thickness wounds including pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, first and second degree burns, abrasions and lacerations, donor sites and surgical wounds, and debrided and grafted partial thickness wounds.

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Product Specifications

MicroLyte® Ag VET 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. 99000- 2 inch x 2 inch (5 cm x 5 cm)
REF. 99001- 4 inch x 4 inch (10 cm x 10 cm)

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Indications for Use

MicroLyte® Ag VET wound dressing is indicated for the management of veterinary wounds such as partial and full thickness pressure ulcers, first and second degree burns, abrasions and lacerations, and surgical wounds. Microlyte™ Ag VET wound dressing may be used over debrided and grafted partial thickness wounds.

Chronic Wounds

Trauma, Pressure Ulcers

Surgical Wounds

Surgical Incisions, Reconstruction Surgery


First and Second Degree Burns


Product Application

The MicroLyte® Ag VET wound dressing is easy to apply. Once removed from its pouch and placed on a moist wound bed, the MicroLyte® Ag VET dressing immediately begins to hydrate and conform to the fine contours of the wound bed. Within seconds, the dressing has completely adhered to the wound and can be covered with the secondary dressing preferred for a given wound.

Veterinary Cases

A male domestic short-haired cat presented with a hock wound and fracture. There was significant devitalization of the soft tissues. The hock was repaired by tarsal arthrodesis and the wound was treated by conventional wound care and bandaging. Five months after treatment the wound remained open and had tripled in size after application of a hydrocolloid dressing. Previous management practices were resumed with wet to dry dressings and Tris-EDTA-amikacin, and the wound returned to its previous size and static condition. MicroLyte® Ag VET was applied after wound debridement and reapplied on Days 10 and 17. There was no evidence of discomfort on applying MicroLyte® Ag VET. The wound responded dramatically to application of this dressing in terms of both wound effusion and size, resulting in rapid and complete resolution of a chronic wound of previous 5-month duration.

A 2-year old female bulldog presented with a fracture after being hit by a car. The facture was repaired by tarsal arthrodesis. Significant surgical wound dehiscence and infection resulted. The infected wound was treated for two weeks with wound debridement, conventional dressings, along with retrograde intravenous and systemic antibiotics. Treatments were ineffective and the wound condition worsened revealing the bone fixation device. MicroLyte® Ag VET  was applied and within one day, the soft tissue began to envelop the bone plate. By Day 3, the soft tissue had almost completely covered the bone plate. The most recent follow-up was on Day 13, where the wound showed healthy granulation tissue.

An 8-year old Rottweiler presented with an ulcerated elbow hygroma. The wound was treated for 2 months with padding, antibiotics, and pressure offloading with little progress. MicroLyte® Ag VET was applied to the wound and within 16 days, the wound had completely closed and all that remained was a small amount of eschar.

A 10-year old Irish Wolfhound presented with a chronic pressure sore over the ischial tuberosity. The sore was treated for over 3 months with little progress using conventional wound care techniques and donut pads for off-loading. MicroLyte® Ag VET was applied and after 14 days, the pressure sore had fully resolved with only a little eschar still present at the wound site.

An 8-year old Rottweiler presented with an ulcerated elbow hygroma. The wound was treated for 2 months with padding, antibiotics, and pressure offloading with little progress. MicroLyte® Ag VET was applied to the wound and within 16 days, the wound had completely closed and all that remained was a small amount of eschar.

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    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.
    Vascular Surgeon, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

    ...started to use it and LOVING it.
    Associate Professor, Veterinary Surgery, Michigan State University