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Microban® Medical - Leader in Built-in Antimicrobial Technologies Leverages Expertise to Address Growing HAI Issue in Healthcare

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 General News J E 4
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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., June 8 Microban International, the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, announced today a new initiative designed to help medical device manufacturers get to market quicker with antimicrobial solutions for 510(k) registered medical devices used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) are responsible for approximately 100,000 deaths per year and incur in excess of $20 billion in health care costs. "Our expertise utilizing a breadth of antimicrobial technologies enables us to help manufacturers of medical devices develop safer and more effective antimicrobial solutions for their products and provides an important resource to help address the growing concern over hospital acquired infections," said David Meyers, President and CEO of Microban International.

Microban has an extensive portfolio of organic, inorganic and organometallic antimicrobial technologies which enable us to choose the optimal technology for the device. We work closely with our customers to engineer antimicrobial solutions that are designed to meet the specific needs of each unique device application, evaluating important criteria such as:

And with over 20 years of experience engineering antimicrobial solutions across a breadth of product applications and materials including expertise with thermoplastics, cross-linked thermosets, coatings and textiles we can help medical device manufacturers to more effectively and accurately screen and optimize potential antimicrobial technologies. In addition, our onsite state-of-the-art microbiology laboratory utilizes a high throughput quantitative testing system that enables us to quickly and reliably deliver accurate data and proof of concept studies.

Microban offers full service support and project management including engineering services, on-site microbiology, analytical efficacy testing and regulatory guidance. For more information please visit http://www.microban.com/microban-medical.

To download our informational sale sheet, please visit www.microban.com/medical-sale-sheet.

About Microban

Microban International, Ltd. is a global antimicrobial solution company utilizing a broad range of antimicrobial technologies to provide safe, durable and effective antimicrobial protection. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Microban, please contact (704) 875-0806 or visit www.microban.com.

-- antimicrobial performance utilizing industry standard protocols and testing for specific microorganisms and relevant kill times -- durability requirements and exposure time periods -- product usage environment -- manufacturing parameters -- necessary regulatory approvals

SOURCE Microban International
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