Microban trying silicone in antimicrobial study

ERJ staff report (PRW)

London – The rise in hospital-acquired infections – including “superbugs” – 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,…

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