This wound balancing matrix is a collagen and silver based dressing indicated to facilitate the healing of wounds and ulcers because it promotes the regrowth of new tissue and protects the wound from factors that slow it down the healing process.
Collagen is essential for new tissue generation. This family of structural proteins attracts cells to the wound area and forms the underlying layer for cell adhesion that induces cell growth and helps build new proteins. In a wound dressing, the benefits of collagen may be further enhanced with the addition of the right balance of components, namely, oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC) and often, silver for its antimicrobial properties. The dressings maintain a moist microenvironment that is conducive to granulation tissue formation, epithelialization, and rapid wound healing. The matrix is a freeze dried composite that consists of 55% collagen and 45% oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC) and additionally contains 1% of silver-ORC. The silver, a well-known antimicrobial agent, provides antimicrobial protection against bacteria in wounds at risk of infection.