Microlyte FAQ

What do I cover Microlyte® Matrix with after I apply it to a wound?  

We recommend you use a non-adherent gauze or adhesive bandage (e.g., Band-Aid) to cover Microlyte® Matrix.


How often do need to change or replace Microlyte® Matrix?

Microlyte® Matrix never needs to be removed from the wound.  We recommend applying a new piece of Microlyte® Matrix with each cover dressing change until the wound is healed.


How do I remove Microlyte® Matrix from the wound?

Because Microlyte® Matrix is fully resorbable, there is no need to actively remove the product from the wound bed prior to reapplication.  If removal is necessary, Microlyte® Matrix can be removed by gentle irrigation with sterile saline.


How long is Microlyte® Matrix effective?

Microlyte® Matrix provides bacteria-killing active antimicrobial silver in the wound bed for at least 3 days.


Can I cut Microlyte® Matrix?

Absolutely.  Microlyte® Matrix can be trimmed to the wound size before or after placement in the wound.  Irregularly-shaped wounds can be covered with trimmed pieces by "tiling" across the wound.


How does Microlyte® Matrix work?

Microlyte® Matrix is a thin polymeric film which absorbs moisture in the wound bed and contours intimately with the wound surface.  Because of this conformal nature, Microlyte® Matrix can be highly effective in killing bacteria and yeast that hide in the "nooks and crannies" of the wound.  More thorough killing of bacteria in the wound helps promote a normal healing process.


Is Microlyte® Matrix active against resistant microorganisms such as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)?

Microlyte® Matrix has been demonstrated in vitro to be effective against a number of microorganisms including:

  • [Drawing]Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Escherichia coli
  • Candida tropicalis
  • Candida albicans