Having dealt with some serious nasty as of late ( MRSA) and the types of bandages being used in the treatment ( outside of prescriotion meds)... I was wondering: Anyone here have knowledge of the making of an "ionic silver" solution, then impregnating it into either sterile gauze pads, or into a gelatin (pectin) based "film" which could be used? I am now familiar with a few types: "Aquacel" a felt like material that is impregnated with 1.2% ionic silver. "Iodoform Packing" a strip type of the aforementioned "Aquacel" sewn into 1/2 inch wide x 5 yds. of packing strip material. "Surgicel Nu Knit" which is a coarse woven yellowish material that clots blood and dissolves into a jelly. "Silvasorb" a thin gelatin type of media that also dissolve into the wound and absorbs bacteria and drainage. "AMD" which is a silver impregnated gauze pad/s that also absorbs and contains all sorts of bacteria and draiange. Plus a new one to add: "Repara"- "a calcium alginate wound dressing" that is also a gauze padding type that is imprteganated and aids in healing and containing bacteria media. All but one have some form of ionized silver in them, but to only a maximum of 1-2% total. I figure that should NOT be too hard to replicate, but the sterility of the product is the concern there. Anyone have any ideas on this? A sterilizing chamber such as an "autoclave" would not be hard to build, but the question becomes the mnaging the sterility afterwards, and the media for the silver to adhere to, as well as the silver itself.... Just wondering out loud here!