Without knowing about bacteria the healthy impact of  antimicrobial silver was well-known for a longtime.  In the Chinese Empire silver was connected with the maintenance of beauty and youth. Silver was often used as the metal of choice for ceremonial vessels.  Cyrus (559-529 BC), the founder of the Persian Empire, used silver container to procure fresh water for himself during his military campaigns.

Ancient Egyptians covered open wounds with silver foil  and in the Middle Ages famous doctors and healers like Paracelsus and Hildegard von Bingen used silver in their medicine.

Science is paying attention

In the later 19th century, the researcher Carl von Nägeli proved that even very low doses of silver were sufficient to curb diverse microbial growth like that of algae effectively.

At the same time, the gynecologist Carl Sigmund Franz Credé showed that highly diluted silver nitrate in eye drops could inactivate gonorrhoea pathogens which otherwise could cause eye infections and blindness.

A quantum leap for skin care

Today silver is used as the highly porous MicroSilver material in medical devices e.g. for wound management, implants, in dental filler material and in fibers and other textile applications.

Porosity
90 – 95 %
Purity
> 99,9 %

Boiling point
2210 °C
Melting point
961,8 °C

Silver
47
Ag

Particle size
10 µm
Atomic mass
107,8682 u

Superior Biocompatibility

Quite early, the high skin biocompatibility of MicroSilver BG™ could be demonstrated, its applications were protected in various patents.

Versatile and highly biocompatible

The high skin biocompatibility was not only proven for daily skincare products but could also be shown for stressed skin which, like in the case of atopic dermatitis, tends to the development of chronic inflammatory skin conditions.