Askina® Calgitrol® Made Easy

Silver has considerable antimicrobial activity, even against many antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, and in recent years has increasingly been used in wound dressings to reduce bacterial bioburden [1]. Silver may be incorporated into dressings in a number of different forms, most notably as elemental silver or in the ionic state. Ag+ is the ionic form, which has been demonstrated to have a broad antimicrobial effect [2]. This document describes the mode of action, supporting evidence and practical application of a range of silver products (Askina® Calgitrol®), all of which contain ionic silver in the form of a patented silver alginate matrix.

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