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Biomedical Polymers and Compounds™

antimicrobial polymers

Medical Plastics That Reduce Hospital Infections

One out of every 25 patients in U.S. acute care hospitals contract a health care associated infection, according to a survey by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  One in every four of these are associated with medical devices. In-dwelling devices, such as central venous (CV) catheters, are particularly susceptible to bacteria colonization which can enter the blood stream.  Antimicrobial additives can be melt compounded into plastics to kill harmful bacteria on the surface of device components.

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