Microlyte is a synthetic wound matrix. This means that Microlyte® Matrix does not contain any human or animal derived tissues or cells, so it does not possess the risks inherent to allogenic and xenophobia genie products.
Microlyte® Matrix is also composed of a resorbable polymer–polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). PVA, which is on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “generally recognized as safe” list, is a component of many drug formulations, cosmetics , and personal care items. In Microlyte® Matrix, PVA absorbs wound fluid and helps maintain a moist wound environment.
The components of Microlyte® Matrix either get sloughed from the wound as it heals or are excreted by the body through normal processes. That means that once your wound is healed, Microlyte® Matrix is gone.