Industrial Coatings Blog

How FluoroPlate Antimicrobial Coatings Are Made

October 22, 2014

Many biomedical industries that need to inhibit the spread of disease through communal use of materials seek FluoroPlate® antimicrobial (AM) coatings. The efficiency of FluoroPlate® AM industrial coatings in killing pathogens has been stringently tested in laboratories, which has led to confirmed pathogen kill rates of 99%. This specialized antimicrobial […]

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Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes Cut Down on Infections

May 14, 2014

Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes Cut Down on Infections By Steven Reinberg – The Washington Post HealthDay Reporter – Monday, May 19, 2008; 12:00 AM MONDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) — Endotracheal tubes coated with silver dramatically reduce infections from highly resistant bacteria, researchers report. Patients on ventilators breathe through a tube […]

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Nanotech Silver Fights Microbes in Medical Devices

May 8, 2014

Nanotech Silver Fights Microbes in Medical Devices – Nanoengineering could solve problems associated with applying silver as an antimicrobial agent to medical devices. David Tobler and Lenna Warner The number of infections linked to medical devices has fueled an explosion of research in surface science. The goal is to find […]

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May 6, 2014

Study Indicates Silver-coated Catheters Reduce Urinary Tract Infections 05/01/2008 Using silver-coated catheters for patients significantly reduced the most common hospital-acquired infection, according to a study published in the April issue of Urologic Nursing, the journal of the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates. Two nurses from a 42-bed rehabilitation hospital […]

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