Systagenix Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing

Systagenix Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: ACELITY/SYSTAGENIX
  • FSA Approved

Systagenix Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing is a sterile, non-woven pad composed of a high G (guluronic acid) alginate, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and silver coated nylon fibers. The unique composition is designed to manage exudate and help control infected or heavily colonised wounds.

Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing Highlights:

  • Suitable dressing for the management of chronic wounds
  • Antimicrobial action
  • High absorbency
  • High wet tensile strength


Item # Desc Pkg Price
800202 2" x 2" Each
800202 2" x 2" 10/Pack
800202 2" x 2" 50/Case
800404 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" Each
800404 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" 10/Pack
800404 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" 50/Case
800112 1" x 12" Each
800112 1" x 12" 5/Pack
800112 1" x 12" 25/Case
800408 4" x 8" 5/Pack
800408 4" x 8" 25/Case

Features of Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing

  • Provides Long-lasting Antimicrobial Protection: The barrier function of Systagenix SILVERCEL Antimicrobial Dressing may also be suitable for use, under medical supervision, in the management of wounds in which there is an increased risk of infection.
  • Exudate Management: The unique composition of the Dressing manages exudate in moderate to heavily exuding wounds, promoting a favorable environment for effective wound management.
  • Increased Tensile Strength: Tensile strength increased by 56% when wet compared to dry
  • Unique Composition of Silvercel Dressing: SILVERCEL Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing is a sterile, non-woven pad composed of a high G (guluronic acid) alginate carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and silver-coated nylon fibers. The Dressing absorbs exudate, maintains a moist wound healing environment, and allows intact removal. The sustained release of silver creates a favorable environment by protecting the Dressing from bacterial contamination.


What to buy with Systagenix Wound Dressing


How does SILVERCEL Alginate Dressing Works?

SILVERCEL Dressing provides effective antimicrobial protection, promoting a favorable moist wound environment. The unique composition of SILVERCEL™ Dressing combines the alginate’s and CMC’s moisture management properties with the broad-spectrum antimicrobial action of silver ions within the Dressing.

  • Antimicrobial action: SILVERCEL Dressing provides a sustained release of silver ions within the Dressing for more than seven days. This allows for effective antimicrobial protection for the entire wear time, depending on the level of exudate. SILVERCEL Dressing is effective against more than 150 wound pathogens.
  • Absorbency: The Dressing’s unique composition manages exudates in moderate-to-heavily exuding wounds. This promotes an optimal environment for effective wound management.
  • Tensile Strength: The Dressing’s tensile strength increases when exposed to wound exudate. This allows for intact removal.

SILVERCEL Wound Dressing has excellent fluid handling capacity in vitro even under compression and in combination with the secondary Dressing TIELLE Plus Hydropolymer Dressing.

When to use Silvercel Antimicrobial Dressing?

SILVERCEL Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing is an effective barrier to bacterial penetration. The barrier functions of the Dressing may help reduce infection in moderate to heavily exuding partial and full-thickness wounds, including:

  • Pressure injuries
  • Venous ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Donor sites
  • Traumatic and surgical wounds

Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing is indicated for external use only.


How to Use Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing?

Site Preparation:

  • Debride when necessary and irrigate the wound site in accordance with standard protocols
  • Remove excess solution from surrounding skin

Alginate Dressing Selection:

  • Select a size of SILVERCEL Dressing that is slightly larger than the wound.

Systagenix Dressing Application:

  • Cut (using clean scissors) or fold the dressing to fit the wound
  • Loosely pack deep wounds, ensuring the dressing does not overlap the wound margins.
  • For heavily exuding wounds, apply to wound bed directly. For wounds with minimal exudate, apply to saline moistened wound bed.
  • Cover and secure SILVERCEL Dressing with a non-occlusive secondary dressing

How to Change Silvercel Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing?

  • Dressing change frequency will depend on patient condition and the level of exudate. Initially it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours.
  • Reapply SILVERCEL Dressing when the secondary dressing has reached its absorbent capacity or whenever good wound care practice dictates that the dressing should be changed.
  • Gently remove the secondary dressing.
  • If the wound appears dry, saturate the dressing with normal saline solution prior to removal. Gently remove the dressing from the wound bed and discard.
  • Irrigate the wound site with a suitable wound cleanser prior to application of a new dressing.


  • Third-degree burns 
  • Patients with a known sensitivity to alginates or silver 
  • To control heavy bleeding


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