Q & A

The unique combination of SilVet™’s ingredients kills bacteria, reduces bio-burden and destroys biofilms. Its non-toxic, non-cytotoxic properties stimulate growth of granulation tissue. SilVet™ prevents maceration and facilitates the absorption and reduction of exudates, while keeping the wound moist for longer periods (due to the Hydrogel property) thus accelerating the wound healing process.

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The Tween 20 surfactant/detergent, together with menthol, destroys the biofilm protective layer and enables the penetration of silver ions into the bacteria cells, which then kills them.

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During the development of SilVet™ we discovered that there is a synergic effect between the silver ions and menthol, which enhances the penetration of silver ions through the bacteria cell wall into the bacteria. This enabled us to ensure that the concentration of silver ions remains below the toxic and cytotoxic levels.

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Silver particles do not penetrate efficiently into the bacteria cells, while silver ions - when penetrating the bacteria cells - react and destroy the DNA and protein  functions.  

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Treatment may be continued without any time limitation, until complete wound closure is achieved

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The age or the condition of the wound does not limit  the use of SilVet™ treatment for the approved indications. Our clinical experience illustrates that stagnant and tenacious wounds have been successfully treated with SilVet™ until complete healing was achieved.

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No. Due to the lower concentration of active Silver Ions, no damage is caused to the surrounding normal skin. Also, no pigmentation or darkening of the skin has been observed.

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During both case studies and clinical use worldwide, the elimination of infection and wound healing are evaluated by the wound color, odor, texture, tissue redness, formation of granulation tissues etc. Lab tests performed on typical clinical pathogens including MRSA and P. aeruginosa showed broad anti-microbial efficacy of SilVet™.

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