Contour Casings are the only company to incorporate BioCote anti-microbial protection into our LST radiators and guards, and our anti-ligature radiators and guards. This unique, patented additive to our powder coating provides an effective, safe and long lasting solution to combating a wide range of dangerous bacteria, including MRSA and E.coli.
The anti-microbial efficacy of BioCote products has been tested against a wide range of gram positive and gram negative bacteria as well as fungi. BioCote has been shown to inhibit the growth of these organisms, thus forming an effective part of good hygienic practice.
Hospital Associated Infections
Studies have shown that at any one time, approximately 9% of hospital patients are suffering from a hospital acquired infection. This is unpleasant for the patient, increases their length of stay, and can lead to serious complication or death. The House of Commons public accounts committee says up to 5,000 patients die from a hospital-acquired infection every year, costing the NHS £1 billion.
Patients contracting a HAI spend an average of 2.9 times longer in hospital, with over 300, 000 HAI’s each year in England.
Hospital Trust expenditure on cleaning wards in 2004 exceeded £522 Million.
Research on the economic impact of HAI’s concluded that the cost of introducing preventative measures is less than treating infections. Around 15-30% could be prevented by better application of best practice, releasing resources of £150 – 300 million for alternative NHS use.
The active agents in BioCote have been used extensively in Hospitals as excellent anti-microbials with low toxicity against non-target organisms. They do not function in the same way as antibiotics and there is no evidence to date to demonstrate that bacteria have become resistant to BioCote as they have to some antibiotics.
BioCote is tested to be effective against the following bacterium:
- Staphylococcus Aureus (including MRSA)
- Escherichia Coli (E-Coli)
- Listeria Monocytogenes
- Streptococcus faecalis
- Salmonella enteritides
Life Time Protection
Products treated with BioCote have been tested for the simulated life of the product / material with no significant reduction in the anti-microbial performance noted, therefore demonstrating the anti-microbial efficacy for the life of the product / material.
For more information on BioCote, visit the website at www.biocote.com