Noble Biomaterials Acquires Carolina Silver

SCRANTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Noble Biomaterials, Inc., the global leader in bacterial management solutions and manufacturer of X-STATIC® silver fiber technology, announced the acquisition of Carolina Silver LLC, a full-service manufacturer of silver-based fabric, yarn and fiber. Based in Maiden, North Carolina, Carolina Silver’s advanced facility is located in the heart of the North American textile industry and has been offering customers a wide range of anti-bacterial and conductive technology solutions since 2003. Carolina Silver‘s technologies provide proprietary solutions to the wound care, military and industrial markets places under the AG3+ brand. “Carolina Silver has been a leader within the silver textile solutions industry,” said Jeff Keane, CEO of Noble Biomaterials. “Its technologies will support the growth of the X-STATIC brand in preventing infections, healing wounds and eliminating odor.” “The integration of Carolina’s technologies into Noble’s best in class business model and global sales capability will allow us to reach many more customers around the world,” said Jerry Finney, CEO of Carolina Silver. Made with 99.9% pure silver, X-STATIC® is the premier silver antimicrobial technology designed to protect products from bacteria, fungi and odor. It naturally inhibits the growth of bacteria in apparel and textiles permanently; preventing the spread of infection, healing chronic wounds and keeping athletic gear smelling fresher and lasting longer. Noble Biomaterials Inc. was advised by Dechert LLP and Brookwood Associates. For more information, visit...

X-STATIC® Antimicrobial Technology Featured in the April Issue of Healthcare Purchasing News

In this month’s issue of Healthcare Purchasing News Peggy Prinz Luebbert discusses the importance of incorporating soft surfaces into an overall infection prevention protocol. The article outlines the problem with ignoring these in everyday infection prevention practice. Luebbert states: “Physician white coats and ties, nurse uniforms and scrubs have been shown to be colonized with pathogenic organisms. As such, they are a potential source of cross contamination.” She goes on to say, “Overlooking soft surfaces creates additional potential for re-contamination of already washed hands before patient contact.” Current laundering practice is also discussed. While it is recognized as essential to launder soft surface fabrics in healthcare, there are things that can hinder its effectiveness as a complete solution. For instance, the article states that “even when proper procedures are followed, clinical evidence shows that fabrics are quickly re-contaminated after being put back in use.” Products powered by X-STATIC® antimicrobial technology are recommended as a solution to help mitigate the risk for healthcare associated infections in hospital settings.  To view this entire article, please visit...