Whether it’s monitoring a patient’s vitals, oxygen level or blood pressure, medical monitoring devices are in constant use in the healthcare setting. Reusable devices that are often taken from room to room by clinicians and exposed to many different patients, medical monitoring equipment also pose a threat for spreading dangerous pathogens. While these devices need to be regularly disinfected, the reality is, they are not cleaned as frequently or properly as needed. And with the rise of antibiotic-resistant organisms, keeping the level of contamination of multi-patient, reusable devices low is now critical to protecting patients.
The healthcare industry has identified medical monitoring devices as pathways to cross-contamination and potential infection and manufacturers are exploring new technologies to improve the safety of these life-saving products.
Incorporating Sciessent’s Agion® Antimicrobial technology into the polymers used to make medical device monitors helps fight the growth of dangerous microbes on their surfaces. With up to a six-log reduction against clinically relevant organisms, Agion Antimicrobial has the efficacy and performance for all medical monitoring devices.
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The Agion® Antimicrobial is presently registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a preservative and bacteriostatic agent for use in treated articles under 40 CFR 152.25a. The information presented herein is not intended to support or endorse public health claims for treated articles. The Agion Antimicrobial is also used in medical devices under the Food and Drug Administration in the US; those medical device claims are based on safety and efficacy testing and are limited to those approved by FDA. In the EU, the Agion Antimicrobial is used in medical devices under the Medical Device Directive: those medical device claims are based on safety and efficacy testing and are limited to those approved by the designated Competent Authorities and/or Notified Bodies.