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Hill-Rom to offer antimicrobial silver

June 1st, 2008 / By: / Advanced Textiles, Industry News

Hill-Rom, Batesville, Ind., a manufacturer of medical technologies and surface products, will offer customers the option of antimicrobial silver enhancement for all preventive and therapeutic surfaces by 2009. The company has developed an agreement with NanoHorizons Inc., State College, Penn., to use nanoAg+™ with SmartSilver™ in patient supports, such as beds for hospital or long-term care settings. Silver has been found to be 99.9 percent effective in reduction of surface bacteria, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). For more information about SmartSilver, see www.nanohorizons.com.

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