With respect to other silver products, the biggest differentiator is the form factor. Microlyte® Matrix is a thin polymeric film which hydrates rapidly and conforms tightly to the wound bed. The conformal nature of Microlyte® Matrix means that the lower level of silver can be highly effective against microbes in the wound. Because there is less silver in Microlyte® Matrix than other products, there is less residual toxicity to healthy tissues. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Microlyte® Matrix deposits a resorbable polyelectrolyte nanofilm in the wound which masks the disorganized surface chemistry of the wound bed and presents a uniform matrix for incoming fibroblasts and granulation tissue.