About MicroLyte Vet

Technology


MicroLyte Vet contains two layers: a microscopic matrix and a visible layer that deposits the matrix at the cell surface. Metallic and ionic silver combats microbes in the matrix, which acts as a scaffold for new cell growth.

Invented by Veterinarians

A different approach to wound care

Instead of asking how to “treat” a wound, the group of DVMs, MDs and PhDs at UW-Madison asked, “how do we re-engineer the wound bed?”

This change in perspective led to the development of a novel technology: MicroLyte Vet.

Jonathan McAnulty, DVM, Chairman of the Department of Surgical Sciences, UW-Madison College of Veterinary Medicine

What is in it?


MicroLyte Vet contains a microscopic “active” layer and a visible “handling” layer.

The Active Layer

Polyelectrolye Multilayers (PEMs)

The picture to the right doesn’t capture the complexity of the PEMs layer. However it does help to illustrate what is going on at that microscopic level.

Under 100nm in total width, the PEMs is built with alternating negatively- and positively-charged layers that become enmeshed as they’re stacked together.

Why are silver-loaded PEMs so effective?


The PEM component of MicroLyte Vet contains both anionic and cationic charged polymeric components which serve to shield approaching granulation cells from the generally disorganized surface chemistry common to wound beds.

The PEM component of MicroLyte Vet contains both anionic and cationic charged polymeric components which serve to shield approaching granulation cells from the generally disorganized surface chemistry common to wound beds.

This masking provides a functional molecular matrix or template to facilitate the granulation process in the healing wound.

The structure and charge of the PEMs allows for a low, but precise level of silver to be incorporated into the multilayer to provide gentle, but effective antimicrobial activity in the wound.

The Handling & Hydrophilic Layer

Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)

The hydrophilic polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) in MicroLyte Vet maintains a physiologically moist microenvironment in the wound, which further facilitates wound healing.

This layer also makes it possible to handle and place the matrix on the wound surface. The hydrophilic property of the PVA results in the initial mechanism of action – depositing the matrix directly where the bacteria wish to be: the wound surface.

Over 10 years of research

We have an entire library of research going back over a decade. Select research has been shared in brief, along with links to the full papers. A full catalog of our research is also included as a list, including conference proceedings.

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