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Are Microbes Headed Back to School this Fall?

... supplies that feature built-in Microban((R)) antimicrobial product protection to help prevent the growth of ... bacteria can quickly multiply and grow. Microban antimicrobial technology is now infused into a growing number ... the manufacturing process to provide continuous antimicrobial protection that lasts the lifetime of the ....

New ACTICOAT(TM) Silver Coated Anti-microbial Barrier Dressing Receives 510(k) Clearance from the US FDA

... for Acticoat(TM) Flex. Acticoat(TM) Flex is an antimicrobial barrier dressing designed to conform to body ... movement for injuries that require sustained antimicrobial activity. Acticoat(TM) Flex represents a new ... Smith Nephew and NUCRYST to provide advanced antimicrobial protection to acute trauma and burn patients, as ...

Midbrook Utilizes Copper in Medical Environments

... alloys in medical manufacturing. The unique antimicrobial properties of copper make it well-suited for use ... has directed extensive research to confirm the antimicrobial properties of copper. The results of this ... register multiple copper alloys with the EPA as antimicrobial surfaces. A clean copper surface is capable ...

ConvaTec Launches Hydrofiber(R) Technology Web Site

... dressing also provides "on demand" broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, responding to increased bacterial load ... Ag dressing also provides the broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties of ionic silver, which kills a broad ... Jones SA, Bowler PG, Walker M. antimicrobial activity of silver-containing dressings is ...

Following CMS Cuts to Reimbursement for Medical Errors, New Devices Aimed at Reducing Nosocomial Infections Emerge

... catheters implanted in 2008 were equipped with antimicrobial coatings. However, this number of ... LaBelle, Senior Analyst at MRG. "Although antimicrobial coatings were initially reserved for ... (PICC) from Cook Medical. The launch of the first antimicrobial PICC is the latest development in a more ...

Experts Support National Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections

... strengthened federal approach to deal with antimicrobial resistant organisms. "Overall, we ... facilities each year." To address antimicrobial resistant organisms, the groups have urged ... HR 3200 to include the Strategies to Address antimicrobial Resistance (STAAR) Act, H.R. 2400, introduced ...

Independent Laboratory Testing Shows BioNeutral's Hospital Grade Ygiene(TM) Eliminates Aspergillus Niger (Black Mold) Spores

... by the Company's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade antimicrobial in record time. ATS Labs, using the EPA ... lab used by the developers and users of antimicrobial products. They provide comprehensive antimicrobial service and their superior client service and ...

Derma Sciences Announces First Commercial Sales of BIOGUARD(TM) Barrier Dressings

... were in vitro tested with the AATCC 100 antimicrobial assay, and the following results were achieved ... are distinct from other currently available antimicrobial dressings in that they continue to exhibit their ... strains of pathogens. Currently, the market for antimicrobial dressings is estimated to be greater than $200 ...

Research from Dr. Charles Gerba Finds Average Toilet Paper & Towel Dispensers Have More Bacteria Than Average Toilet Seat

... Launches Exclusive Product Solution With Microban antimicrobial Protection to Address Concerns About Exposure to ... paper and paper towel dispensers with Microban antimicrobial protection. The dispensers offer built-in antimicrobial protection against common bacteria, such as ...

MicroGuard(TM) Antimicrobial Alloys Kill 99.9% of MRSA Bacteria

... The EPA has registered MicroGuard antimicrobial alloys for sale with public health claims. The ... Agency (EPA) has registered MicroGuard(TM) antimicrobial alloys for sale with public health claims. When ... President of Sales and Marketing at PMX. "Unlike antimicrobial coatings which cannot claim to kill infectious ...

Estrogen linked to lowered immunity in fish

... also suspect that hepcidin may act as an antimicrobial peptide in mammals, fish and frogs. antimicrobial peptides are the first line of defense against ... "First," said Robertson, "hepcidin could be an antimicrobial peptide that actually kills pathogens. Or it ...

TREK to Introduce New In Vitro Diagnostic and Research-Use-Only Susceptibility Products at American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Booth 1301

... LIS-compatible system -- more FDA-cleared antimicrobial drugs than on any other automated platform ... process, TREK has early access to the latest antimicrobial therapies. Sensititre is also the ... surveillance programs, including NARMS (National antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System). The company ...

ConvaTec Launches New AQUACEL(R) Ag Dressing with Strengthening Fiber

... benefits of Hydrofiber(R) Technology plus the antimicrobial properties of ionic silver.(1,2) The added ... Ag dressing provides the broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties of ionic silver, which kills a broad ... silver, AQUACEL(R) Ag dressing provides on demand antimicrobial activity, as demonstrated in vitro, responding to ...

New Paint Shows Germ-Fighting Potential

... SATURDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) A new antimicrobial paint kills disease-causing bacteria, mold, fungi ... in the United States. The paint contains a new antimicrobial polymer with a type of N-halamine, a bleach-like ... The scientists added that the paint retains its antimicrobial properties for extended periods and is easily ...

Fiber Technology Products that Help Combat Spread of Superbugs Now Available to the Consumer Market

... now officials announce that PerfectCLEAN®, an antimicrobial textile product proven dramatically effective in ... officials announce that PerfectCLEAN® , an antimicrobial textile product proven dramatically effective in ... high performance products with built-in antimicrobial protection have shown unrivalled performance in ...

Biocoat and Agion to Develop and Co-market Coatings for Medical Devices.

... the worldwide leader in natural silver-based antimicrobial solutions, today announced a co-marketing ... promote a coatings product line featuring Agion's antimicrobial protection for medical devices. ... the worldwide leader in natural silver-based antimicrobial solutions, today announced a co-marketing ...

Tea tree oil and silver together make more effective antiseptics

... from natural lipids), greatly increases their antimicrobial activity and may minimise any side effects. ... of the two agents were combined, their antimicrobial activity increased. They carried out laboratory ... to use lower, less toxic, concentrations of the antimicrobial agents to treat infected wounds. This may also be ...

SteriFx Inc. Provides 'Solutions' to Combat Campylobacter

... antimicrobial Developer Adds New Measurement Tool to Assist ... -- Since 2003, SteriFx Inc. and its FreshFx antimicrobial solutions have proven to be effective on the ... of samples to data analysis. By using FreshFx antimicrobial solutions as part of a company's Hazard Analysis ...

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals' Scientific Advisor Receives American Chemical Society's Highest Award

... development of NovaBay's Aganocide(R) class of antimicrobial molecules specifically designed by NovaBay to ... compounds may deliver the same or better level of antimicrobial activity as is currently reached by common ... These products are bioequivalent to the active antimicrobial molecules generated within white blood cells to ...

Yankees Will Become First MLB Team to Integrate Highly Advanced Antimicrobial System

... Baseball (MLB) to be treated with the Sports antimicrobial System(TM) (SAS). Comprised of several ... for up to three years. "We feel the Sports antimicrobial System will be critical to our operations in ... Defined by its durability, FabricAide's unmatched antimicrobial effectiveness will last a minimum of 30 washes ...

Alternative Surface Disinfection Explored in Latest Issue of American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC)

... Tanner, president and scientific director of antimicrobial Test Laboratories . The study set out to ... Vapor Technologies , at 800-997-6584. About antimicrobial Test Laboratories antimicrobial Test Laboratories (ATL) is an independent ...

Gut instinct: Salmonella bacteria's molecular tactics to cause illness

... pH conditions, digestive enzymes, bile salts, antimicrobial peptides, and other hazards as they pass through ... without shutting down bacterial resistance to antimicrobial peptides. Likewise, instead of one regulatory ... and formation of the vacuole, PhoP responds to antimicrobial peptides and/or low levels of Mg2+ within the ...

TYRX, Inc. Announces 1,000th Implant of AIGISRx(TM) Anti-Bacterial Envelope

... proprietary bioresorbable polymer that elutes the antimicrobial agents rifampin and minocycline for a minimum of ... vitro studies, AIGIS Rx CRMD has demonstrated antimicrobial activity against Methicillin Resistant ... Envelope. AIGISRx CRMD contains the antimicrobial agents, rifampin and minocycline, which have been ...

New Acticoat(TM) Silver Coated Anti-microbial Barrier Dressing Receives Regulatory Approval from Health Canada

... wounds that require up to seven days of sustained antimicrobial activity. Acticoat(TM) Flex is a new addition ... The Acticoat(TM) brand is a leader in the antimicrobial advanced wound care market. Acticoat(TM) Flex ... Dressings with SILCRYST(TM) Nanocrystals antimicrobial barrier dressings are used in the management ...

New Report Finds Rising Risk of Infectious Diseases in America

... Factors including globalization, increased antimicrobial (drug) resistance, and climate and weather ... and new antibiotics to address growing antimicrobial resistance have received far less attention. The ... treatment of infectious diseases. Left unchecked, antimicrobial resistance is as destructive and deadly as any ...

University of Illinois - Chicago Study: Raisins Contain Compounds that May Inhibit Cavity-causing Bacteria

... benefit oral health because the fruit possesses antimicrobial phytochemicals that suppress growth of some oral ... of natural sources of compounds that possess antimicrobial activities against oral pathogens. "The ... compounds from raisins and then tested each for antimicrobial activity against oral pathogens, Streptococcus ...

Seal Shield to Launch World's First Dishwasher Safe, Antimicrobial Keyboard with Multi-Language Support for International Markets

... 108 key, International keyboards with SILVER SEAL antimicrobial protection to help reduce the risk of worldwide ... be dishwasher safe and embedded with Silver Seal antimicrobial protection. The SILVER SEAL International ... but are unique in that they are antimicrobial and DISHWASHER SAFE," states Tom Mullaney, Seal ...

Dr. Kenneth L. Byrd Joins SteriFx Inc.

... Brings 37 years of veterinary, regulatory and antimicrobial experience to leader in non-toxic ... company that provides non-toxic antimicrobial solutions for food safety and other markets, has ... grow the business by introducing the Company's antimicrobial solutions to potential customers. One of those ...

Pioneering Solutions To Fight Staph, MRSA Infections in Sports Facilities and Synthetic Turf Fields

... Environmental Solutions to offer advanced antimicrobial solutions for sports facilities and synthetic turf fields. GamePlan4Sports is an antimicrobial program designed to protect the facilities and ... the most advanced, EPA registered antimicrobial available. For synthetic turf, the ...

Zebra Technologies Introduces HC100(TM) Patient I.D. Wristbanding Solution

... Combination of thermal printer and antimicrobial coated wristbands helps improve patient ... Z Band(R) direct thermal wristbands -- the only antimicrobial coated wristbands currently available in the ... as in both adhesive tab and clip closures. An antimicrobial coating protects Z Band wristbands from MRSA ...

U.S. EPA Approves Registration of Antimicrobial Copper Alloys

... (EPA) has approved the registration of antimicrobial copper alloys, with public health claims. These ... EPA registration, which is supported by extensive antimicrobial efficacy testing. (Photo: ... in the registration: "When cleaned regularly, antimicrobial copper alloys surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of ...

Confronting the challenge of antimicrobial resistance

... exacerbated by the overuse and misuse of existing antimicrobial drugs, Dr. Fauci and his coauthors note. Other ... NIAID is meeting the complex challenge of antimicrobial resistance through a multifaceted research ... the causes, consequences and treatments of antimicrobial drug resistance. Basic research projects under ...

Hill-Rom Selects NanoHorizons to Provide Antimicrobial Protection for Hill-Rom Products Using Nanotechnology

... support systems enhanced with revolutionary antimicrobial technology BATESVILLE, Ind., March 6 ... an agreement to incorporate NanoHorizon's antimicrobial technology into Hill-Rom's patient ... nanomaterials, engineers and delivers permanent antimicrobial solutions under the SmartSilver(TM) brand. "Our ...

Hospital Testing for Drug-Resistant Infections Dramatically Lowers Mortality Rates and Costs

... benefits in cost savings and health outcomes that antimicrobial susceptibility tests should be performed on ... staph infection diagnosis, those tested for antimicrobial susceptibility had 52 percent lower probability ... 22 percent lower cost than those who did not. antimicrobial testing in this group was associated with $6,978 ...

Hebrew SeniorLife researcher finds

... advanced dementia, as well as the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. The paper appears in the February 25 ... As one component of this larger study, the use of antimicrobial medications (drugs that kill or inhibit the ... the researchers say, our study corroborates that antimicrobial agents are commonly prescribed in advanced ...

Seal Shield Introduces New Silver Seal Washable, Antimicrobial Mouse at HiMSS Healthcare Symposium

... introduced the new SILVER SEAL(TM) Washable, antimicrobial Mouse at the HiMSS Healthcare Symposium in ... to the company's SILVER SEAL(TM) Washable, antimicrobial Keyboard, which began shipping earlier this ... other antibacterial products, the SILVER SEAL(TM) antimicrobial plastic utilizes all natural, pure silver ions ...

Mathematical modeling offers new approaches to fight dual-resistant hospital infections

... hospital-acquired infections suggests that antimicrobial cycling and patient isolation may be effective ... simulations were used to compare the effects of antimicrobial cycling, in which antibiotic classes are ... cycling is better if the goal is to reduce dual antimicrobial resistance. We explore the impact of isolating ...

Seal Shield Ships New SILVER SEAL(TM) Washable, Antimicrobial Keyboard

... safe, and manufactured from SILVER SEAL(TM) antimicrobial plastic. The SILVER SEAL(TM) Keyboard has been ... MRSA. The SILVER SEAL(TM) Keyboard is the antimicrobial version of the company's best selling, SEAL ... in the plastic to create a safe and effective antimicrobial solution. Silver is a natural antibacterial ...

Microban International Partners with Magic American Products to Launch Magic(R) Brand Products with Microban(R) Antimicrobial Product Protection

... the global leader in built in antimicrobial product protection, and Magic American Products, ... causing bacteria, mold and mildew, Microban(R) antimicrobial product protection will keep the bath sealer ... Bath Sealer Trims are infused with Microban(R) antimicrobial protection during the manufacturing process, it ...

Catheter chaos: Hospitals lag in preventing common infection

... UTIs, including the use of catheters coated with antimicrobial agents that inhibit bacterial growth, the use of ... risk of bacteria entering the urethra, the use of antimicrobial agents in the drainage bags that collect urine, ... the two most common tactics: bladder scanners and antimicrobial catheters. VA hospitals were more likely than ...
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