Acticoat

Acticoat®

A proprietary silver nitrate-based antibacterial burn dressing for wound protection.

Acticoat

Wound care A silver nitrate-based antibacterial burn dressing for wound protection. See Pressure ulcer.
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Basic treatment available on a daily basis consisted of Burnshield (for use up to 24 hours after injury), silver sulphadiazine and Jelonet; more expensive options, including Aquacel, Inadine, Bactigras, Acticoat and Actisorb, were sometimes (and inconsistently) available, and the rationale for their use was not always clear to the staff.
ACTICOAT helps kill a broad spectrum of pathogens, is fast acting and provides long lasting, sustained release efficacy.
The nanocrystals in the firm's Acticoat product line release silver ions in the dressing and sustain release for up to seven days, killing such virulent germs as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (vancomycin resistant enteroccocus).
Earlier this year, an in-vitro laboratory study conducted by Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology company located in London, England, indicated that a silver-coated antimicrobial dressing, ACTICOAT, could kill organisms that were recognized as among the most difficult to treat for antibiotic-resistant organisms, often referred to as "superbugs.
A randomized comparative trial between acticoat and SD-Ag in the treatment of residual burn wounds, including safety analysis.
This acquisition gives Advanced Wound Management full control over all the intellectual property rights, manufacturing and assets relating to the nanocrystalline silver technology that is incorporated in ACTICOAT, which is the second largest brand in the Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management product portfolio.
Examples of such consumer products are Bianchi 928 carbon road bike; Acticoat wound dressings; Kara Vita Everyday Skin Penetrating Cream; First Response Home Pregnancy Test; Apple iPod Nano; Elmer's Nano Glue; Summitek Nano-silver Toothpaste; Eddie Bauer Nano-Tex Shirt; Nanoceuticals Artichoke Nanoclusters; Samsung washing machine; Nano Pacifier; Silver Nano Baby Milk Bottle; Zellers Fullerene C-60 Eye Cream; and Toshiba Lithium-Ion Battery.
Each kibble is coated with an ActiCoat System, a blend of temperature-sensitive probiotics to promote a healthy digestive tract.
On the other hand, metallic silver is also used commercially in wound dressings such as Acticoat (Smith & Nephew Health), in which silver is applied to the polymer mesh by a vapor deposition process.