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