X-STATIC® Antimicrobial Technology:
Heritage of proven efficacy in a spectrum of healthcare markets.

Multiple studies have shown that soft surfaces—lab coats, scrubs, uniforms, privacy curtains, patient apparel and bed linens— in the healthcare environment are contaminatedi ii iii and cross contamination from soft surfaces to skin and other surfaces are proven to frequently occuriv v. This evidence underscores the important role soft surfaces can play in the transmission of microorganisms in the healthcare environment and reveals a potentially dangerous gap in our current infection prevention practices.

IN-VITRO EFFICACY: FABRIC CERTIFICATION
Comprehensive, third-party testing is part of our product certification program. A summary of representative data is shown below.*

*Test data available upon request

Healthcare Fabrics

CLINICAL STUDY: Lab coats

This study compared silver-embedded coats to polyester white coats during clinical practice.

“The use of silver textile medical coats was associated with a modest reduction in bacterial growth compared to a traditional white coat.”

Robert Tibbetts, Ph.D., Henry Ford Health System; Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, May 2014


CLINICAL STUDY: Privacy Curtains

Field test for verifying the anti-microbial efficacy of privacy curtains with See It SAFE fabrics containing X-STATIC®.

“MRSA contamination was found in 63% fewer silver-impregnated curtains than in control curtains.”

QMC Hospital, November 2008


CLINICAL STUDY: Nurses’ Uniforms

Field test to verify the anti-microbial efficacy of tunics used in hospitals with See It SAFE fabrics containing X-STATIC® after 100 industrial launderings

“The total germination number on the “See it SAFE withX-STATIC®” textiles was reduced by 72.2%. The total number of all nosocomial infection pathogens was reduced by an average of 93.6% within an hour.”

Klaus-Dieter Zastrow, M.D. Physician in Environmental Medicine, July 2009


Wound Care

CLINICAL STUDY: Wound Care

Reducing bacterial bioburden in infected wounds with vacuum-assisted closure and a new silver dressing– A Pilot Study

“By incorporating the new silver foam dressing into practice, the authors have been able to reduce bacterial bioburden in chronic and acute wounds, while allowing the wounds to progress to healing with a healthy granulating wound bed.”

Gabriel, et al. Wounds, October 2006


CLINICAL STUDY: Wound Care

The use of silver-impregnated packing strips in the treatment of osteomyelitis

“The case reported here employs the use of an interactive silver packing strip that facilitated healing because of its antimicrobial activity for which the authors believe further evaluation is justified.”

Michael F. Moore, MD, FACS, CWS;| Nanci Dobson, RN;| Jeffrey T. Glattly, BBA2, 2006


CLINICAL STUDY: Wound Care

Impregnated silver tubular component in multilayer compression dressing clinical evaluation

“Diffuse erythema of the lower extremity that is associated with lower extremity peripheral edema and superficial ulceration is problematic in that multiple factors may be contributing to the clinical condition. The use of a silver impregnated tubular dressing proved beneficial in treating this condition.”

Moore et al, Mercy Wound Care Center, 2006


CLINICAL STUDY: Wound Care

The use of clothing containing silver fibers in the treatment of patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa

“The incorporation of silver fibers into clothing may aid in the management of patients with chronic skin diseases such as Epidermolysis bullosa.”

More eta al. Penn North Centers for the Advanced Wound Care, 2006


CLINICAL STUDY: Wound Care

Therapeutic benefits of silver-thread compression stockings: A Case Study

“After wearing the Juzo® silver compression garment made with X-STATIC® silver fiber for an additional seven weeks, removing the garment nightly, this patient had no recurrence in ulcers, skin tears, lymphedema, scaling or weeping in the legs.”

Elliot N. Mostow, MD, MPH; Talisha E Cottingham, MSN, APRN-BC; 2008

i Ohl et al Hospital privacy curtains are frequently and rapidly contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria; Am J of Inf Control : on line publication; 2012 http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/PIIS0196655312000703/abstract
ii Trullis F 3rd et al. Contamination of hospital curtains with healthcare –associated pathogens. Infection Control and Hospital
Epidemiology 2008, 29:1074-6
iii Perry C, Marshall R, Jones E. Bacterial contamination of uniforms. Journal of Hospital Infection 2001;48:238-41.
iv Lidwell OM, Towers AG and Ballard J. Transfer of microorganisms between nurses and patients in a clean air environment. Journalof Applied Bacter iology 1974;37:649-56
v 18. Hambreus A.Transfer of Staphylococcus aureus via nurses’ uniforms. Journal of Hygiene 1973;71:799-814

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