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Cantel Medical's Crosstex Subsidiary Launches New Specially Treated Face Mask Effective Against H1N1 Influenza
Date:10/13/2009

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN), through its Crosstex International subsidiary, has launched a unique face mask treated with BIOSAFE(®) antimicrobial in markets outside the United States. Crosstex' new BIOSAFE-treated Ultra Sensitive face masks begin to reduce microorganisms, such as MRSA, VRE and Staph, immediately upon contact. These treated face masks have proven to be effective against Influenza A strains, such as seasonal flu and the novel H1N1 virus.

Gary Steinberg, CEO of Crosstex, stated, "Face masks serve as the first line of defense against airborne particles by trapping them in the filter media. However, live microorganisms can continue to live on the mask surface. Our new BIOSAFE-treated Ultra Sensitive face masks enhance the functionality of the mask by effectively killing the harmful microorganisms, reducing the cross-contamination risk from touching the mask itself and creating a safer environment upon disposal of the mask. The BIOSAFE treatment additive, as approved by the EPA, is compatible with our manufacturing process. We are impressed that the BIOSAFE treatment chemically binds to the outer mask surface, creating a long-lasting shield against microbial contamination. Even better, because BIOSAFE mechanically kills cells, it will not cause the development of more resistant 'superbugs'."

Cantel's President and CEO, Andrew Krakauer, explained, "BIOSAFE is an important component of our strategic plan to expand our liquid chemical germicide business and invest more aggressively in research and development. Given the unique performance, manufacturability and cost advantages of this additive, Cantel has embarked on a number of internal R&D initiatives to incorporate BIOSAFE into additional infection prevention and contr
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