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Published on 27 October 2009

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Systagenix unveils SILVERCEL non-adherent silver hydro alginate dressing


Systagenix Wound Management has unveiled SILVERCEL non-adherent dressing, a powerful new antimicrobial silver dressing with a unique non-adherent layer that controls infection and minimises trauma with each dressing change.

SILVERCEL non-adherent dressing can be easily removed in one piece without adhering to the wound bed. Suitable for infected, chronic and acute wounds, SILVERCEL non-adherent dressing has been uniquely designed to leave nothing behind but a clean, healing, wound.

With some dressing changes, removal can cause trauma to the wound bed causing severe discomfort to the patient. Another problem reported by clinicians are dressing fibres or residue left in the wound following dressing change that can lead to damage to newly formed tissue and increased pain for the patient. With easy one-piece removal, SILVERCEL non-adherent dressing can help protect the wound from potential damage caused by dressing adherence to the wound bed.

The dressing is comprised of a highly absorbent inner layer of silver alginate which has been shown to release silver ions into wound fluid for up to seven days in vitro. Silver is a powerful antimicrobial agent, effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria including resistant strains.

The unique perforated non-adherent outer layer gently protects the wound whilst allowing the unimpeded flow of exudate into the dressing. SILVERCEL non-adherent dressing conforms to the wound bed for complete coverage when moist and can be easily removed in one-piece, even as exudate levels reduce.

SILVERCEL non-adherent dressing is effective against viruses, fungi and over 150 strains of clinically relevant microorganisms in vitro, including MRSA, MRSE and VRE. Ongoing antimicrobial protection has been proven by a sustained and balanced release of silver ions within simulated wound fluid for up to seven days in vitro.

SILVERCEL non-adherent dressing is the latest product to join a full line of Systagenix wound management products. Steve Atkinson CEO Systagenix Wound Management comments: “Systagenix is committed to providing innovative solutions to the global wound care community. SILVERCEL non-adherent dressing is a unique innovation, combining a powerful silver antimicrobial dressing and a new non-adherent wound contact layer, helping to make the dressing change experience for patients a lot more tolerable.

“SILVERCEL non-adherent should also provide clinicians with quicker and more convenient dressing changes. Antimicrobial treatments continue to drive growth in the wound care market, and the launch of SILVERCEL non-adherent dressing further strengthens the position of Systagenix Wound Management as a technology leader in antimicrobial wound care” concludes Steve.

SILVERCEL non-adherent dressing is up to 75% less adherent than other silver dressings available, and may help reduce infection in moderate to heavily exuding wounds and partial and full-thickness wounds. These include pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, donor sites and traumatic and surgical wounds.

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