The secret to SilvaPlex® is our patented technology, COMPLEX Ag 21™. This proprietary Chitosan-Silver chelation allows SilvaPlex® to attach to the wound like a magnet and form a protective antimicrobial layer for a moist wound environment.
Silver has a long history in human health care. It has been developed for use in water purification, wound care, bone prostheses, and re-constructive surgery. Silver has been proven against antibiotic-resistant germ strains, which is why silver is used as a preservative.
What is Chitosan?
Our Chitosan is a natural polymer derived from mushrooms.
The silver is processed to bond to the chitosan. The biodegradable film of the chitosan is cationic (positively charged), which naturally bonds with anionic (negatively charged) human skin. The result is an effective skin protective layer that is naturally eliminated as we shed skin cells.