X-STATIC® Antimicrobial Technology was recently featured in the September issue of Healthcare Purchasing News. The feature article on infection prevention discussed innovative solutions for healthcare facilities to reduce environmental contamination and target zero healthcare associated infections. X-STATIC® is clinically-proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria directly on the surface of fabrics. Peggy Prinz Luebbert, MS, MT (ASCP), CIC, CHSP, founder of Healthcare Interventions Inc., and consultant to Noble Biomaterials, said:

The bacterial contamination of soft surfaces—such as curtains, lab coats, and scrubs—is a critical issue in the quest to prevent infections. Studies prove that soft surfaces are highly contaminated and that cross-contamination with hands occurs. Studies also prove that laundering is not sufficient, due to rapid recontamination after [being] put in use.

Even though soft surface fabrics are proven to be contaminated, standardized procedures and guidelines are lacking.
 

When asked to describe how the antimicrobial fabric technology works Luebbert said:

Soft surfaces powered by X-STATIC® provide a continuous, permanent, and comprehensive solution. The technology lasts the lifetime of the product and requires no change in staff behavior. X-STATIC® is made by permanently bonding 99.9% pure metallic silver to the surface of a textile fiber. This silver layer creates an ionic shield that quickly and continuously inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi directly on the fabric surface. Fabrics powered by X-STATIC® have been proven to reduce environmental contamination on soft surfaces, which constitute 90% of the patient environment.

Read the full article on X-STATIC® Technology in HealthCare Purchasing News. For more information on products powered by X-STATIC® Technology, contact us