TekniPlex Healthcare has introduced antimicrobial medical compounds that can be used to produce patient-contact products, providing a solution to the risk of contamination due to bacteria build-up. These compounds incorporate silver ion technology, which has been proven to drastically reduce the risk of bacterial growth.
The Science Behind Silver Ion Antimicrobial Applications
TekniPlex Healthcare’s antimicrobial compounds utilize silver ion technology, which has natural antimicrobial properties. When challenged by the presence of bacteria on a surface, the release of silver ions inhibits the bacteria cell’s ability to reproduce. The silver ions enter the cell, blocking enzymes and disrupting its DNA, effectively preventing it from multiplying and creating duplicates of itself.
This technology has been proven effective against a wide range of bacteria, including Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), and Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Given the perils of healthcare facility-borne infections, the antimicrobial solutions offered by TekniPlex could greatly benefit hospitals and other care centers.
Benefits of Antimicrobial Solutions in Healthcare Settings
Healthcare facility-borne infections pose a significant risk to patients and staff. The products made with silver-containing compounds can achieve an 80% reduction in bacteria within just 15 minutes and remain over 99.9% effective after two hours. Tested to ISO 22196:2011 standards, TekniPlex Healthcare’s medical grade compounds have been shown to reduce E. coli and staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) by over 99.9% in 24 hours.
By incorporating antimicrobial compounds into patient-contact items like catheters, connectors, gas hoses, and injection devices, TekniPlex Healthcare aims to reduce the risk of bacterial growth in clinical settings. This commitment to improving patient outcomes aligns with their longstanding dedication to materials science solutions. A clean clinical environment benefits both patients and staff, and the ability to provide long-lasting protection against bacteria build-up is highly valuable.
In conclusion, TekniPlex Healthcare’s introduction of antimicrobial medical compounds offers a promising solution to the risk of contamination in patient-contact products. The incorporation of silver ion technology provides long-lasting protection against bacteria build-up, reducing the risk of healthcare facility-borne infections. This innovation has the potential to greatly benefit hospitals and other care centers, improving patient outcomes and creating a cleaner clinical environment.