LONDON, October 22 /PRNewswire/ -- 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[1] .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.

For more information on SILVERCEL*Non-Adherent dressing please contact your local Systagenix Wound Management representative or visit

[1] In Vitro properties of an Antimicrobial Silver Hydro-Alginate Dressing with a Novel Non-Adherent

Layer for use on Wounds. Rachael Clark PhD.Systagenix Wound Management. Poster presented at EPUAP

Amsterdam, Sept 2009.

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Professional Advanced Wound Care Products:

ACTISORB(R) Activated Charcoal Dressing with Silver - helps to manage infection through its unique mode of action that traps and kills bacteria and eliminates malodors. The first commercialized silver dressing available at the time of its launch in 1980. The safety and efficacy of ACTISORB(R) Dressings is now supported with published clinical evidence in over 13,000 patients.

ADAPTIC(R) Non-Adhering Dressing - helps to protect regenerating tissue and minimizes patient pain and trauma during dressing changes.

INADINE(R) PVP-I Non-Adherent Dressing - a topical wound dressing impregnated with an ointment containing 10% povidone iodine is indicated for the management of ulcerative wounds and may also be used for the prevention of infection in minor burns and minor traumatic skin loss injuries

NU-GEL(R) Hydrogel with Alginate - a transparent hydro active amorphous gel containing sodium alginate creates a moist wound-healing environment, which assists with natural autolytic debridement and desloughing of wounds.

PROMOGRAN(R) Matrix Dressing - a unique, clinically proven combination of collagen and oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC); facilitates tissue granulation through modulation of the wound environment.

PROMOGRAN PRISMA(TM) Balancing Matrix Dressing - combines collagen and ORC with an optimal level of silver; helps restore the normal wound-healing environment by reducing bacterial levels without causing harm to host cells.

REGRANEX(R) (becaplermin) Gel 0.01% - a gel containing recombinant human platelet derived growth factor; the first and only growth factor approved for clinical use in the U.S. and Europe to heal and close lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers.

SILVERCEL(R) Non-Adherent Anti-microbial Alginate Dressing - provides a controlled, balanced and sustained release of silver that helps manage infection and exudates incorporating a non-adherent layer to minimise damage and pain for easy, intact removal.

TIELLE(R) Hydropolymer Dressings - a broad range of foam dressings handling different levels of exudates to reduce wound maceration and leakage while optimizing cost effectiveness through increased dressing wear time.

Professional General Wound Care Products:

TOPPER(R) Drain Swab and TOPPER(R) Non-Woven Fabric Swab - a unique rayon/polyester, non-woven sponge that provides improved strength, absorbency, and scrubbing texture compared to traditional gauze.

RELEASE(R) Low-Adherent Dressing - utilizes a unique perforated film design that directs exudates away from the wound; minimizes discomfort and tissue damage during dressing changes.

REGAL(R) Filmated Non-Woven Swab - a multi-layer absorbent swab covered with a film of viscose fibers to disperse exudates and to provide enhanced absorption capability.


[1] In Vitro properties of a Antimicrobial Silver Hydro-Alginate Dressing with a Novel Non-Adherent

Layer for use on Wounds. Rachael Clark PhD. Systagenix Wound Management. Poster presented at EPUAP

For more information: Contact Susan Leigh or Claire Dunbar on +44-(0)207-498-8211, or

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