An Arizona medical device manufacturer, Silverleaf Medical Products, applied to the FDA this week to expand the use of its electronic antimicrobial wound dressing. The firm makes what are like electronic band-aids that prevent bacterial and microbial penetration; the material is activated by the wetness of the wound.
Silverleaf’s product page says: “PROSIT activates and generates a voltage at the surface when moistened. When active, PROSIT prevents microbial penetration. Present device can be left on for 3 days.”
The FDA approved use of the electronic dressings in 2006.
From the company’s Web site:
CMB™ Antimicrobial Wound Dressing with PROSIT™ is a single layer dressing consisting of a polyester fabric layer containing biocompatible, proprietary formulas which are held in position on the polyester with a biocompatible binder. The polyester fabric is single ply and is made from multi-filament spun threads woven together.
PROSIT™ activates and generates a voltage at the surface when moistened. When active, PROSIT™ prevents microbial penetration. Present device can be left on for 3 days. Other indications are currently being applied for.