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TEI Biosciences introduces Antimicrobial Dermal Repair Scaffold

TEI Biosciences has introduced PriMatrix Ag Antimicrobial Dermal Repair Scaffold used to treat wounds, ulcers and second degree burns.

PriMatrix Ag, an acellular dermal tissue matrix is embedded with Ionic silver which inhibits microbial colonization of the tissue matrix.

PriMatrix Ag is effective against a range of bacteria of concern in burn and wound management, including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), as shown in CLSI Disc Susceptibility testing.

TEI chairman, president and CEO Yiannis Monovoukas said when applied to the wound, matrices are rapidly filled with blood, binding both cells and growth factors that aid in wound healing.

"The antimicrobial activity of silver ions prevents microbial colonization of the device, providing at-risk patients with greater protection against infection," Monovoukas said.

PriMatrix Ag is also effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli,, Enterococcus faecium, Klebsiella pneumonia, Listeria monocytogenes, Acinetobacter baumanni and Streptococcis pyrogenes.