Microlyte® VET FAQ

What do I cover with Microlyte® VET after I apply it to a wound?  

We recommend you use a non-adherent gauze or adhesive bandage (e.g., Band-Aid) to cover Microlyte® VET.


How often do need to change or replace Microlyte® VET?

Microlyte® VET never needs to be removed from the wound.  We recommend applying a new piece of Microlyte® Matrix with each cover dressing change until the wound is healed.


How do I remove Microlyte® VET  from the wound?

Because Microlyte® VET is fully bioresorbable, there is no need to actively remove the product from the wound bed prior to reapplication.  


How long is Microlyte® VET effective?

Microlyte® VET provides bacteria-killing active antimicrobial silver in the wound bed for at least 3 days.


Can I cut Microlyte® VET?

Absolutely. Microlyte® VET can be trimmed to the wound size before  placement in the wound.  Irregularly-shaped wounds can be covered with trimmed pieces by "tiling" across the wound.


How does Microlyte® VET work?

Microlyte® VET is a thin polymeric film which absorbs moisture in the wound bed and contours intimately with the wound surface. Microlyte® VET uses antimicrobial silver ions to kill bacteria and yeast that hide in the hard to reach areas of the wound which promotes the healing process. 


Is Microlyte® VET active against resistant microorganisms such as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)?

Microlyte® VET has been demonstrated in vitro to be effective against a number of microorganisms including:

  • MRSA
  • VRE
  • P.aeruginosa
  • K. pneumoniae
  • S. aureus
  • E. coli
  • C. tropicalis
  • C. albicans