The Only BioElectric Technology of its Kind
Advanced Microcurrent Technology® (AMT) employs a matrix of embedded microcell batteries comprised of elemental silver and elemental zinc. When in direct contact with a conductive medium, chemical reactions occur involving the transfer of electrons from the zinc to the silver in a process known as oxidation-reduction or REDOX reaction6. This generates electricity at the dressing surface.
A conductive medium is any solution that permits the flow of electrons. Solutions that are high in electrolytes or dissolved “salts” such as sodium chloride, make for the best conductive media. Examples of highly conductive media are saline solution, hydrogels, and certain serums. Due to the high concentration of naturally occurring salt ions in the human body, bodily fluids such as sweat and wound exudate are also conductive media capable of activating AMT’s microcell batteries7.
AMT generates microcurrents designed to mimic the body’s physiologic current of injury1,13 to reduce the risk of infection2-5 and support the body’s natural healing process6.
Inspired by the Body
Electricity is Essential for Healing
The body naturally creates and uses electrical energy to promote healing1.
Physiologic Electrical Currents in the Skin
Electric fields exist in the skin, creating surface energy potential known as transepithelial potential (TEP)8-9,11.
A change in electrical potential occurs when skin is wounded. Often referred to as the 'current of injury'13, this initiates cell migration and reepithelialization, which is essential to healing10.
Advanced Microcurrent Technology is designed to mimic the body's own physiological electric currents, harnessing the power of electricity to support the body's natural healing process.
Powered by Electricity
Supporting the Body's Natural Healing Process
Employing a patented matrix of embedded microcell batteries, AMT wirelessly generates microcurrents in the physiologic range of 2-10μA in the presence of a conductive medium.
- Moisture-activated microcell batteries comprised of elemental silver and elemental zinc are embedded on a substrate.
- When in direct contact with a conductive medium, chemical reactions between the silver and zinc occur, involving the transfer of electrons from the zinc to the silver in a process known as oxidation-reduction or REDOX reaction. This generates electricity at the dressing surface.
Energized by Results
Wound bioburden is associated with delayed healing and increases the chance for infectious complications14. Published studies and data on file2-5 demonstrate that Vomaris’ BioElectric wound dressing kills a broad spectrum of harmful pathogens, including multi-drug resistant4 and biofilm-forming bacteria2,5. This helps reduce the risk of infection and support the body's natural healing process:
• Effective, sustained broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy for up to seven days3;
• Bactericidal effect against gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens4;
• Silencing of quorum sensing genes, down-regulation of antibiotic resistance genes, and superoxide generation (published in vitro testing)2.
Prevention of Bacterial Growth
In vitro study of dressings embedded in agar demonstrates effectiveness against A. baumannii bacteria above the Vomaris BioElectric dressing (see AMT picture), compared to diffuse bacterial growth above the silver and placebo control dressings at 24 hours2.
Antimicrobial Effect on Biofilm-Forming Bacteria
Live/dead fluorescence staining demonstrates bacterial killing of biofilm-forming P. aeruginosa bacteria within Vomaris’ BioElectric dressing (see AMT picture), compared to silver and placebo control dressings at 24 hours2,5.
Results in Plain Sight
Improvement in rate of epithelialization vs. standard of care. Prospective case series; Skin Graft Donor Site Study (N=13)12.