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SILVERCEL™Antimicrobial Dressing How does it work?

Antimicrobial action

SILVERCEL provides a sustained release of silver ions for up to 7 days, allowing for
an effective antimicrobial protection for the entire wear time, depending on the level of exudate3-5.

SILVERCEL is effective against more than 150 wound pathogens, including MRSA, MRSE, VRE, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia Coli, Streptococcus pyogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Candida albicans4,6.

The unique composition of the dressing manages exudates in
moderate to heavily exuding wounds, promoting a favourable environment for
effective wound management.


  • Increases its tensile strength when in contact with wound exudate, allowing for
    intact removal5,7
  • Minimises the risk of maceration and leakage5
  • Has been proven to absorb and retain fluid even under

Systagenix Wound Management 2013. Brands marked with ™ or ™ are trademarks of Systagenix.

All other products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks of their respective owners.

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1. Rennison, T. Et al. In-Vitro Evaluations of a Silver Hydro-Alginate Dressing to Determine Suitability for Use on Chronic Wounds. Poster, 2006.

2. SILVERCEL Hydroalginate: a case study series. Case study series, Wounds UK Supplement 1(3) 2005.

3. Rennison T et al. Simulated In-Use Tests to Evaluate an Elemental Silver Hydro-Alginate Wound Dressing. Poster, ETRS 2006 (In vitro)

4. Addison, D. et al. Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Properties & Silver Release Profile of an Antimicrobial Silver Alginate Wound Dressing. Poster Presentation, SAWC 2005

5. Teot, L. et al. The management of wounds using Silvercel hydroalginate. Wounds UK, 2005

6. Addison, D. et al. SILVERCEL Alginate. A new silver dressing. Poster, WUWHS 2004

7. Stephens, S. et al. In vitro evaluations of a hydro-alginate wound dressing with silver for the management of chronic wounds. Poster, 2007

8. Addison D et al. An Antimicrobial Dressing for moderate to heavily exuding infected and critically colonised wounds. Poster, EWMA 2003

9. Stephens, S. et al. Evaluation of an Elemental Silver Hydro-Alginate Wound Dressing. Poster, 2007.

10. Di Lonardo, A. et al. The use of SILVERCEL to dress excision wounds following burns surgery. Wounds UK 2006, Vol 2(4):122-124.

C1725 DEC 2013
PRB C1505

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