Nanocrystalline Silver Antimicrobial barrier
ACTICOAT◊ provides an effective barrier to protect the wound site from invasive pathogens
Broad spectrum antimicrobial activity
( In-vitro data shows) ACTICOAT◊ is an effective barrier to over 150 pathogens which includes a broad spectrum of gram positive and negative bacteria and fungal wound pathogens. ACTICOAT◊ is also an effective barrier to multiple strains of Antibiotic resistant Pseudomonas, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE).
ACTICOAT◊ is a potent antimicrobial barrier dressing. The Nanocrystalline coating of silver rapidly kills a broad spectrum of bacteria in as little as 30 minutes. ACTICOAT◊ consists of three layers: an absorbent inner core sandwiched between outer layers of silver coated, low adherent polyethylene net. Nanocrystalline † silver protects the wound site from bacterial colonization while the inner core helps maintain moist wound environment.
Sustained release of silver for 3 days
The sustained release of silver ensures that ACTICOAT◊ remains effective for a up to 3 days.
In-vitro data shows ACTICOAT◊ rapidly kills bacteria in as little as 30 minutes - faster than other forms of silver.
Easy to use
Easier and less painful to remove than SSD (silver sulphadiazine) making it a dressing of choice for both the patient and the carer.
Prevents and reduces infection
ACTICOAT◊ kills pathogenic organisms in wounds to reduce the risk of infection. ACTICOAT◊ is also effective in the reduction of bacterial load in wounds.
Can be used on extensive body surface area wounds
ACTICOAT◊ is available in a wide range of sizes and can be cut to shape, enabling the chosen size of dressing to conform to the wound surface.
Assists faster healing
ACTICOAT◊ contributes to effective wound bed preparation which in turn assists faster healing.
Dressing changes are less traumatic than traditional methods for both the patient and the carer.