Navigation Links
Innovative Fosshield(R) Antimicrobial Technology Shown to Continuously Kill MRSA 'Superbug'
Date:10/30/2007

Self-Sanitizing Fiber Reduces Bacteria to Levels below Detection; Can

Provide Permanent Protection in Everyday Products

HAMPTON, N.H., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Foss Manufacturing Company, the first company to successfully embed a natural balance of silver and copper into fiber, has today announced that its Fosshield(R) patented technology is 99.99 percent effective in killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria to below the level of detection within one hour. The self-sanitizing fiber, soon to be used in a wide range of products found in schools, offices, homes, and communal environments, provides continuous antimicrobial protection against MRSA. MRSA is a type of Staphylococcus aureus (staph) resistant to certain antibiotics including methicillin and the more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin, cephalexin and amoxicillin. MRSA incidence is on the rise in the U.S. and it has now become recognized as a major community-acquired pathogen and growing crisis.

"Results from our independent laboratory studies have shown that the Fosshield(R) technology kills MRSA, as well as a broad spectrum of bacteria capable of transmission by contact, to levels below detection within one hour and in some instances less than 10 minutes, and also exhibits anti-viral activity," said Charles P. Gerba, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Microbiology, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science at University of Arizona.

According to Dr. Gerba, MRSA survives longer on fabric than other surfaces. Therefore, the novel Fosshield(R) technology becomes part of the long-term solution to this crisis and an integral part of environmental counter-strategies in the fight against the spread of antibiotic-resistant infection.

"The key to the effectiveness of Fosshield's antimicrobial agent is the unique and balanced combination of nature's own active ingredients -- silver and copper -- embedded into the fiber," said
'/>"/>

SOURCE Foss Manufacturing Company
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. Innovative Tissue Array Technology for High-Throughput Screening of Gene Expression
2. HotMasterAn innovative Hot Start/Cold Stop technology for better PCR* results
3. Hewlett-Packard exec offers innovative counsel
4. Cisco names Inacom most innovative partner
5. Wisconsin scientists to be recognized for innovative biofuel technology
6. Innovative health care takes more than just IT automation
7. Innovative Health Strategies near Milwaukee set to profit from Medicare expansion
8. Enhancing Ruggedness and Full-Scan MS Sensitivity Using Ion Sweep Technology
9. Novel MicroRNA Array Technology for Sensitive miRNA Profiling
10. Amplification of genome-representative DNA from limited sources with GenomePlex WGA technology for use in genetic alterations studies
11. Use of FlashPlate Technology for In Vitro Measurement of [35S]-GTPγS Binding in CHO Cells Expressing the Human 5-HT1B Receptor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... California (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Eckert ... Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) services to the pharmaceutical and ... has joined the company in the position of Director ... years of broad and valuable experience in drug metabolism ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of smart data solutions driven ... record-breaking year across the board for the company. , ... and our Smart Data solutions, our customers were able to ... to record growth for the company in 2014,” said Alok ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... zFlo Motion , a US leader in ... product from a new partner. STT-Systems has developed ... 15 years, with offerings in the optical-motion capture, 3D scanning, ... (inertial measurement unit), iSen, is opening eyes around the world. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22 de enero de 2015  El Dr. Paul ... llamada a nominaciones para 2015. Este prestigioso premio reconoce ... tiene el potencial para hacer, contribuciones destacadas para la ... hasta el 15 de marzo de 2015 a través ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 2Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 3Cambridge Semantics Announces Record Results for 2014 23D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 2El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 3El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 4
... information security firm Symantec released the 11th edition ... Symantec's attempt to get out of the day-to-day and see ... ominous, according to Dave Cole, a director in the Symantec ... game today is data theft, and the creation of malicious ...
... the growing dependence on transportation infrastructure between Illinois ... connect new and existing developments was highlighted. Building ... having a great supporting infrastructure, but I was ... reader Larry Zielonka, a CPA, commented that the ...
... reported net income of $113.5 million during the first ... revenues rising 11 percent over the same quarter in 2006. ... services industry, said net income was down from the $116.2 ... per share were slightly higher than the $0.64 in the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Symantec: Cyber fraudsters look for low-hanging fruit 2Symantec: Cyber fraudsters look for low-hanging fruit 3Symantec: Cyber fraudsters look for low-hanging fruit 4Symantec: Cyber fraudsters look for low-hanging fruit 5Symantec: Cyber fraudsters look for low-hanging fruit 6Symantec: Cyber fraudsters look for low-hanging fruit 7Mega-Metro Center may go beyond Chicago and Wisconsin 2Mega-Metro Center may go beyond Chicago and Wisconsin 3Mega-Metro Center may go beyond Chicago and Wisconsin 4Mega-Metro Center may go beyond Chicago and Wisconsin 5
(Date:1/22/2015)... Issued by Small Cap IR. In 2011, Nilson Report,s annual ... merchants on the leading payment cards rose to $135.3 billion ... prepaid cards reached 6.54 billion.  Eight million credit card users ... 2012, and credit and debit card fraud resulted in $11.27 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... has launched its new NXG series of time clocks with ... higher standard for collecting attendance and labor data and complements ... touch screen interface and seamless connection to cloud-based iSolved, the ... for the small to mid-size employer. The G2 ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014  The 2014 Holiday Season may be the ... Intelligence reports that the long anticipated floodgates for consumer ... demand for smart phones, tablets, and wearable mobile devices ... 2.5 billion users with nearly 4.8 billion biometric devices ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):$4.80 Near Term Price Target with "Buy" given by CapRock Research for NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) issued by Small Cap IR 2Infinisource's NXG series sets new time clock standard 2First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 2
... discovered how a network of repair proteins enables bacteria to ... the DNA molecules that carry the instructions necessary for living ... at the University of Bristol and published in Molecular ... between the DNA repair systems of bacteria and humans than ...
... 38 million people worldwide are currently infected with HIV ... For scientists to design treatment therapies that are effective ... about how the virus mutates and develops resistance to ... biomedical engineer Stephanie Willerth has significantly advanced the understanding ...
... Researchers presented Phase III efficacy data from the GeparQuinto ... in combination with chemotherapy for patients with early breast ... Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-12. "We had ... combination of chemotherapy, trastuzumab, with the new combination of ...
Cached Biology News:New research reveals details of microbe's extraordinary maintenance and repair system 2UVic biomedical engineer 'outsmarts' HIV 2Phase III study compared neoadjuvant therapy with lapatinib or trastuzumab for early breast cancer 2