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Why Antimicrobial Technology Should Be Considered for Medical Devices

2.1 min readPublished On: November 8th, 2022By
Antimicrobial Medical Devices

Why You Should Consider Antimicrobial Technology

In order to meet the medical industry’s constantly raising standards for hygiene, there has been an increase in demand for antimicrobial protection in recent years. As a responsibility to provide quality within the industry, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has updated their cleaning standards to a three-stage audit: technical, efficiency, and external. As a result, the need for antimicrobial technologies is growing in the medical fields.

By integrating BioCote® technology into products and surfaces, microbes like mould and bacteria can be reduced by up to 99.99% within 24 hours, minimising cross-contamination, and items are made simpler to maintain and clean without the use of harsh chemicals. Once integrated, the additives will continue to function as a long-term defence against microbes in the treated product or coating.

The Benefits of Antimicrobial Technology

Medical devices and equipment with antimicrobial technology have a number of advantages depending on the quality of the additives used, where some bacterial strains cannot survive on surfaces that have been protected. Antimicrobial technology enables the production of products that are of the highest quality, most effective, and hygienic. Additionally, antimould technology can minimise growth of a wide range of unpleasant moulds.

The most sought-after benefit of this technology for healthcare industries is the demonstrated reduction of microbes that cause discoloration, odour, and material deterioration, as well as reducing cross-contamination due to there being less of these microbes. All products that have been treated will have 24/7 defence against bacteria including E. coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella, MRSA, and others. Due to the long-lasting impacts of AM technology, devices and equipment then become simple to maintain as sterile. Whether in a nursing home or operating rooms, BioCote® is secure for usage in a range of settings.

BioCote® Technology Within The Healthcare Industry

The use of antimicrobial technology helps hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities improve their cleaning procedures. It can be included into any material at any stage of production because to its tremendous adaptability. The healthcare industry can reach the highest level of sanitation thanks to additives that are effective against bacterial strains that are resistant to antibiotics.

Currently, BioCote® technology is used to help manufacture high-performing products in medical devices and equipment all around the world. These include of bathroom safety fixtures as well as beds and stretchers, along with the wheels that move them. Or disposable respiratory equipment, tray storage, and work gloves.

Check out our Hospital case study to see how antimicrobial technology can control hygiene standards within a healthcare environment.

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How BioCote® can support you

To find out how to protect your own products with proven BioCote® antimicrobial technology, please call us on +44 (0) 2477 712 489 or contact us via the form below. We would love to hear from you

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