Proper wound care is essential to the prevention of surgical site infections caused by MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci) viruses. SINTX is working with partners to develop continuous antimicrobial protection products designed to prevent the proliferation of bacteria on and in the dressing. FleX SN-AP makes these wound dressings effective against a broad range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria 19.
Why is silicon nitride an ideal material for wound care?
“Hard-to-heal” wounds often arise in circumstances in which patients have comorbidities such as diabetes and obesity. In these situations, the wounds are frequently infected, which creates a complex, lengthy, and costly pathway to healing. Antimicrobial wound dressings incorporate an antimicrobial agent, such as silver or an antibiotic, to treat infection and facilitate wound healing. Although several antimicrobial wound dressings exist today, each has shortcomings and evidence to confirm a standard of care method is lacking. FleX SN-AP holds tremendous potential in wound care because it has shown efficacy against a broad range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria19.