ERJ staff report (PRW)
London – The rise in hospital-acquired infections – including â€œsuperbugsâ€ – has prompted materials developers to step up developments in anti-microbial technologies that help to kill germs on contact, reports Lou Reade of PRW.
Microban International has carried out in vitro testing to simulate planktonic and biofilm growth on high-consistency silicone rubber that often is used to make urinary catheters. Urinary infections are an expensive source of hospital-acquired infections: existing technologies have had limited success in reducing infection rates.
But Microban’s silver antimicrobial technology,…