Ionic Silver Complex Designed for Antimicrobial Use in Humans Receives U.S. Patent

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - June 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Invision International Health Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in the field of ionic silver use as an antimicrobial in humans, today announced the issuance of a U.S. Patent on its "ionic silver complex" technology.

The use of ionic silver in medicine and industry has been growing rapidly in recent years due to its broad-spectrum antimicrobial qualities, the lack of toxicity to humans and the fact that ionic silver is not prone to causing resistant strains. Ionic silver is well known to be a very powerful and very broad-spectrum antibacterial agent. In addition, evidence is mounting that silver ions have powerful antiviral effects as well. A recent university study suggested ionic silver to be effective against the SARS virus. In Europe, ionic silver is a medically approved treatment used to combat systemic viral conditions, including the common cold and flu.

"This patented technology represents a quantum leap beyond predecessor silver ion technologies, including those that utilize electrolysis for manufacturing, such as colloidal silver," says Jay Newman, the company's President and CEO. "In addition, this composition-of-matter patent provides far more meaningful protection than the product-by-process patents that have been issued on other silver products."

Silver ion compounds have been introduced in recent years for antimicrobial use in food-handling materials, medical devices, surface disinfectants, wound-care products, industrial materials, textiles, and more. In all cases, the key is the carrier agent that is used to stabilize the silver ions and "time release" them at the desired location in the given environment.

The patented technology is designed to utilize naturally occurring substances, such as citrate, to achieve optimal delivery and release of silver ions in the human body, in a highly efficient and entirely safe manner.

Silver ions, while being lethal to single-celled microorganisms, are harmless to human cells and, in fact, are increasingly being used in wound care due to their remarkable ability to facilitate the healing of tissue. The patented technology provides for a completely safe product due to the efficient delivery, introducing a minute quantity of silver to the body — less than what may exist in a person's average drinking water intake as a naturally occurring mineral. The difference is that this new technology is designed to deliver the silver as active silver ions with antimicrobial ability.

About the Company
Invision Intl.
Invision International Health Solutions, Inc. (, is a privately-held company specializing in the research and development of ionic silver delivery solutions for human application. The company currently manufactures and markets a dietary supplement that consists of silver ions complexed with citrate and potassium in a water medium, the composition of which is covered under the patent. No studies have been conducted on this product to date and no health claims are made for it. The patent covers a broad range of potential formulations. The company intends to pursue rigorous clinical studies, and FDA dietary supplement "health claims" approval as well as drug approval, for certain embodiments of the current patented technology and future technologies.

Jay Newman is the company's founder, President & CEO. Recognized as a leading expert in the field of ionic silver, he has specialized in the field for more than ten years. Mr. Newman has been interviewed as the industry expert on Good Morning America, NBC TV News, Wired News, and dozens of radio shows for stories on ionic silver. He is a co-inventor on the patent.

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