The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a transfer dressing from Mölnlycke Health Care U.S. Mepilex Transfer Ag is a wound contact layer that minimizes infection while providing less-painful healing, the company says.

“Mepilex Transfer Ag uses the bacterial-reducing power of silver,” said Josh Way, product manager at Mölnlycke Health Care US. “It is ideal for treating exuding and difficult to dress wounds.”

The dressing uses the company’s Safetac technology designed for gentle adhesion and minimal wound disturbance. Safetac technology adheres gently to dry tissue but not to moist wound surfaces. It also molds to the skin’s irregularities, covering more skin surface and spreading peel forces on removal to prevent skin stripping, the company says.

Mepilex Transfer Ag also provides a combined rapid and sustained antimicrobial effect and has a flexible foam technology designed to absorb and transfer exudate away from the wound.