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Biocidal Fibrous and Film Materials Comprising Silver and Chlorite Ions

Abstract: 

Disclosed are compositions comprising a hydrophilic polymer, a hydrophobic polymer, a silver ion, and a chlorite anion, wherein the silver ion associates with at least one hydrophilic or hydrophobic polymer, and wherein the chlorite ion associates with the hydrophilic polymer. Also disclosed are methods of making a photo-stable silver ion and chlorite ion containing wound dressing and methods of reducing or preventing infection of a wound by using the compositions and wound dressings of the present invention.

Patent Number: 
8,900,610
Date Of Issue: 
12/02/2014
Inventors: 

Stephen T. Wellinghoff