Argentum Medical Names Dr. Amanda Budak as Clinical Director

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Clinical Trials News
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Budak will expand clinical research in wound care for Argentum Medical's Silverlon antimicrobial silver dressings leading training for surgeons, hospitals and healthcare professionals

GENEVA, Ill., Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Argentum Medical, maker of Silverlon® antimicrobial dressings,

announced today that Amanda Budak, RN, CBN, PhD, will serve as Clinical Director. Dr. Budak will expand in-service education and training for surgeons and healthcare professionals on the use of Silverlon dressings for surgical wounds, chronic wounds, burns, skin grafts, and IV and catheter-related wounds. As the most evidence-based antimicrobial dressing available, Silverlon products have more metallic silver than any other dressing on the market.

"We are pleased to have Dr. Budak's rare combination of expertise in clinical research, healthcare quality management and direct patient care," said Raul Brizuela, president and CEO of Argentum Medical. "Her clinical leadership will be invaluable to our growing team in supporting surgeons and healthcare professionals who are adapting evidence-based Silverlon products to protect surgical wounds and improve patient care."

In addition, Budak will bring her expertise in clinical research to liaison with investigators to expand clinical studies on the efficacy and evidence of Silverlon's silver-plated wound care products in independent, peer-reviewed published studies. She also will provide clinical support to the sales team and implement sales training programs.

Budak brings over 20 years of experience to Silverlon with clinical, leadership and management roles in medical/surgical trauma, critical care and emergency medicine as well clinical research, clinical operations, healthcare risk management, patient safety and quality improvement.

Prior to joining Silverlon, Budak was vice president of clinical operations for OmniSure Consulting Group where she oversaw risk management consulting services for hospitals, physician practices, long term and home health organizations. Previously, she was executive director for SE Healthcare Quality Consulting where she focused on quality and safety assessment.

While at the Medical University of South Carolina, Budak was responsible for strategic development and oversight of research design, implementation and evaluation for the Bariatric Surgery, Islet Cell Transplant, Outpatient GI Surgical Services and Digestive Disease Research programs. As the director of the Trident Health System Cancer Center, Budak managed daily operations of the Outpatient Oncology Services and oversaw all aspects of clinical research.

Budak received her bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing. She has authored numerous publications and is a frequent speaker for health care associations and institutions.

About Silverlon Silverlon® wound dressings have a permanently plated metallic surface, which provides the antimicrobial benefits of silver in the dressing without staining the skin and without increasing bioburden. Silverlon was originally developed for the U.S. military, where it is still extensively used for management of burn and blast injuries. Silverlon dressings are used today by surgeons and other healthcare professionals around the world on surgical wounds, in negative pressure wound therapy, on chronic wounds, burns, skin grafts, and IV and catheter-related wounds.

Silverlon Island Wound Dressings and Silverlon Wound Pad Dressings are indicated for the management of infected wounds, as the silver in the dressing provides an antimicrobial barrier that may be helpful in managing these wounds. In addition, the moist wound healing environment and control of wound bacteria within the Silverlon Island Wound Dressing and Silverlon Wound Pad Dressing may help reduce the risk of wound infection and support the body's healing process. Silverlon Island Wound Dressings and Silverlon Wound Pad Dressing's non-adherent wound contact layer reduces pain during dressing changes and evaporation of moisture in the dressing may soothe the wound. For more information and complete indications for use, visit

About Argentum Medical Argentum Medical pioneered the use of silver-plated nylon. Specializing in the development of innovative products made from silver-plated nylon, the company continues to explore new applications and markets for its Silverlon® technology in keeping with its corporate mission to improve clinical outcomes.


SOURCE BELA Communications

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