Argentum Medical Signs Agreement with Sorbion for Distribution of Silverlon® Wound Dressings

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Sorbion, specialists in modern wound treatment, to distribute Silverlon® wound dressings to Western Europe markets.

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As recognized specialists in modern wound care, Sorbion will provide Western European customers with easy access to Silverlon® products and help us to increase our presence in the European market.

Argentum Medical, manufacturer of Silverlon® wound dressings, has signed a distribution agreement with sorbion GmbH & Co. KG (“sorbion”) to distribute its silver nylon wound, burn, and negative pressure dressings to certain markets in Western Europe.

Silverlon® wound dressings have a permanently plated metallic surface, which provides the antimicrobial benefits of silver without staining the skin. Designed for 7-day use, Silverlon® wound dressings contain 50 times the silver of typical “impregnated dressings” and provide long-lasting antimicrobial protection from a broad spectrum of pathogens, including MRSA & VRE. Silverlon wound dressings are available in multiple shapes and sizes, providing a single technology for surgical, burn, and chronic and acute wounds. Similar application procedures apply to all dressing types, simplifying training and compliance across departments.

“We are pleased to enter into this distribution agreement with Sorbion,” said Raul Brizuela, Chief Executive Officer of Argentum Medical, “As recognized specialists in modern wound care, Sorbion will provide Western European customers with easy access to Silverlon® products and help us to increase our presence in the European market.”

sorbion GmbH & Co. KG is an owner-operated company based in Senden (Münsterland region, Westphalia, Germany) which specializes in the development, production and sale of products for modern wound treatment. Since its foundation in 2001 by the Riesinger family, sorbion has established itself as an internationally acknowledged provider of modern treatment solutions. Research and development has always been one of the company group's main focuses and, with new products and technologies, it is central to the company's growth. Today, sorbion is represented by sales and partner companies in 14 countries.

Olaf Ohm, Sales & Marketing Director, Global Operations of sorbion, said, “We are very pleased about this cooperation with Argentum. Sorbion completes its portfolio with Argentum Medical’s technology to offer a new treatment for infection in a cost – effective manner. The performance of the Silverlon technology will keep our patient safe.”

Michael Stonner, Managing Director of sorbion, said, “Argentum Medical’s technology offers high value for all stakeholders around the patients and the products fits very well into our strategic portfolio. We are looking forward to this partnership on the long run.”

Argentum Medical pioneered the use of silver plated nylon to help fight infection and facilitate wound healing. Silverlon was originally developed for the U.S. military, where it is still extensively used for treatment of burn and blast injuries. Silverlon dressings are used today by surgeons and other healthcare professionals around the world on surgical wounds, IV and catheter-related wounds and to treat burns, skin grafts, and other chronic wounds. Specializing in the development of innovative products made from silver plated nylon, Argentum Medical will continue to explore new applications and markets for its Silverlon technology in keeping with its corporate mission to improve clinical outcomes. For more information about Argentum and Silverlon®, please visit

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