SilvaSorb harnesses the power of ionic silver, releasing silver at a controlled level for broad spectrum antimicrobial action, without harming tissue cells. The ionic silver is suspended in the SilvaSorb dressing to control its release over a period of up to seven days. It offers antimicrobial protection over a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi, including MRSA and VRE. SilvaSorb kills microbes, but is completely biocompatible with the tissue cells of healing. In addition, the dressings are made of special polymer that absorbs more than five times its weight in fluid. This allows them to be left in place for longer periods of time compared to other wound dressings, even on heavily draining wounds. If the wound is dry, SilvaSorb can donate moisture when needed. Advanced fluid management helps provide a moist wound healing environment for the full spectrum of wounds. SilvaSorb will not dry out a wound and it will not macerate the surrounding skin.