The secret to BANDA-SiL® is a patented molecule known as Ag21 Complex, a proprietary molecule that bonds Silver and Chitosan. The positive charge of this unique molecule attaches to negatively – charged human tissue like a magnet, creating a barrier over wounds for optimal antimicrobial protection and facilitating natural, complete healing.
Silver has a long history of use in human health care. From water purification and wound care to bone prostheses and reconstructive surgery, silver has proven to kill even the most virile antibiotic-resistant germ strains.
Importantly for everyday wound-care, silver stimulates healing in the skin and other soft tissues. As a result, silver treatments are used to regenerate whole areas of lost skin.
Today, silver stands alone as the leading choice of hospitals and healthcare professionals as a treatment in advanced wound care.
What is Chitosan?
Chitosan is a naturally occurring polymer found in crustacean shells and the walls of certain fungi. Like silver, chitosan has a broad range of accepted uses in healthcare. In medicine, chitosan is used in bandages to reduce bleeding, and as an antimicrobial agent. It is also used to help deliver drugs through the skin.
It is the chitosan component of Ag21 Complex that creates a cationic (positively-charged) biodegradable film that naturally bonds with anionic (negatively-charged) human skin. This natural bond results in an effective wound protectant that gradually erodes as skin cells are shed during the healing process.