Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) account for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year in the US alone.
That’s more than breast cancer, auto accidents and AIDS combined. It doesn’t have to be that way. Microban® can incorporate antimicrobial technologies into your medical products that will kill disease-causing pathogens such as MRSA, E.coli, Enterobacter aerogenese, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, VRE, Staphylococcus aureus, and many more. From antimicrobial bedding to medical healing tools providing orthopedic support, we help our partners revolutionize their product lines to minimize the chance for HAIs.*
Initially engineered for use in the healthcare industry, Microban antimicrobial technology is incorporated into products during the manufacturing process to create a cleaner medical environment. Microban antimicrobial products remain effective after multiple launderings, so they provide protection throughout the useful life of the products.*
Privacy curtains and other fabrics used in doctor offices, urgent care facilities and hospitals are especially susceptible to bacteria and could especially benefit from antimicrobial technology. A privacy curtain that stays cleaner longer can help healthcare providers maintain safer environments for their employees and patients. Nowhere is it more important to keep surfaces clean. Microban® helps you do just that.
Our highly effective antimicrobial technology is designed to treat a variety of polymer and fabric surfaces. Privacy curtains, as well as other products in the healthcare industry, are easily—and effectively—infused with Microban's innovative antimicrobial protection solutions during the manufacturing process.
In addition, you get more than science and cutting-edge antimicrobial technology with Microban; you get a strategic partner. From the initial planning phases to assisting partners with regulatory approvals, we support our partners throughout the entire product development process. Our engineers test numerous formulations in order to pinpoint the ideal solution for optimal antimicrobial protection and performance. Microban can also provide marketing support through this highly regulated industry.
Expertise in a Highly-Regulated Field
Disinfectant and health claims and applications require finished products to be registered with the EPA under FIFRA. They may also require clearance as medical devices by the FDA before they can be placed on the market. It’s important to note that treated article applications cannot claim antimicrobial protection beyond protection of the product itself from antimicrobial stains, odors and/or deterioration. They are not designed to protect users against illness or as a substitute for normal cleaning or hygiene practices.
Microban® designs highly effective antimicrobial technologies for fabrics, nonwovens and products used in healthcare facilities from medical tools to drapes. Throughout every antimicrobial product’s expected lifetime, uncontrolled microbial growth is inhibited, maximizing product cleanliness, safety and freshness. That means products like healthcare drapes stay cleaner and fresher for longer.
From antimicrobial formulation to masterbatch production, our team encourages partner collaboration throughout. Keeping communication channels open helps our engineers design optimal antimicrobial drape protection technologies for your company. After numerous compounds are tested for antimicrobial performance, product compatibility and durability, we pinpoint the best additive for your product's precise needs. As product development ends and masterbatch production begins, Microban continues to help partners with marketing support, patent and regulatory counseling.
Finished antimicrobial products are always registered with the EPA under FIFRA. They may also require clearance as medical devices by the FDA before they can be placed on the market. It’s important to note that treated article applications cannot claim antimicrobial protection beyond protection of the product itself from antimicrobial stains, odors and/or deterioration. Treated antimicrobial products are not designed to protect users against illness or as a substitute for normal cleaning or hygiene practices.
Microban has the resources and industry experience you need to simplify those complexities and to realize custom-engineered solutions for drapes and other textiles designed for the healthcare sector that will add an extra level of hygiene.
Scrubs & Lab Coats
Studies show that scrubs and lab coats are a significant source of microbe growth in the healthcare industry. With healthcare providers who move from patient to patient in hospitals, preventing the growth and spread of microbes through the use of antimicrobial fabrics is critical for patient health and protection. Frequent use combined with infrequent cleaning can cause lab coats to harbor stain and odor-causing bacteria. Antimicrobial fabric is our solution. Microban® offers antimicrobial fabrics and other medical textiles that prevent those bacteria from ever taking root. With our antimicrobial solutions, hospitals, doctor offices and urgent care centers enjoy maximized microbial protection.
Put an End to Offensive Odors with Antimicrobial Fabrics
Microban® odor control technology is designed to provide medical fabrics with both effective odor management and long-lasting antimicrobial protection. Our unique odor control formulations are applied directly to the fabric during the manufacturing process and work to keep scrubs and lab coats cleaner for longer.
Proper wound care is essential to the prevention of surgical site infections like those caused by MRSA and VRE. Wound dressings need to maintain a moist environment for optimal healing. At the same time, they need to create a barrier against harmful bacteria.
Better Antimicrobial Protection for Better Healing
Microban provides continuous antimicrobial protection that prevents proliferation of bacteria on and in the dressing. And our innovative technologies are effective against a broad range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Plus, our formulations are incorporated into FDA-approved wound dressings during the manufacturing process. A cleaner dressing for better hygiene and less odor, keeping patients comfortable is something Microban can help you with contact us today!
*This information is based upon standard laboratory tests and is provided as information only. Any claims for maintaining cleanliness, sanitation or sterility of medical devices are regulated by the FDA. Many Microban antimicrobial additives can be used in conjunction with medical devices when obtaining device approval with the FDA. Microban antimicrobial technologies are not designed to protect users against illness, and Microban makes no claims as such. Normal cleaning and hygiene practices should always be maintained.