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Reduce the risk of cross-contamination with BioCote protected Lockers, Shelving and Cupboards

Biocote Protected Lockers
The active ingredient in BioCoteŽ is the element silver in the form of silver ions. Silver is a natural antimicrobial, which has been used for many centuries for its abilities to aid in preservation, especially in water systems. Silver is also currently used in the healthcare sector in silver coated catheters and wound dressings.

The silver ions are added to materials at the manufacturing stage. This results in an active concentration of silver ions on the surface of the product.

The silver ions cause functions in the bacteria to break down. This results in the bacteria being unable to reproduce and therefore inhibits bacterial growth.

Extensive independent testing has been carried out on a wide range of bacteria including MRSA and e.coli. Products have been tested for the simulated life of the product /material with no significant reduction in the antimicrobial performance noted; therefore the silver ions are effective for the life of the product.

BioCoteŽ forms part of a second line of defence, with the potential for spreading contamination through manual contact being minimised. Working with Manufacturers, BioCoteŽ can offer a complete anti microbial solution incorporating BioCoteŽ technology into a variety of product surfaces which are effective against a wide range of organisms.

BioCoteŽ advocate that all protected products are cleaned in the accordance with cleaning regimes and procedures in place.

What is BioCoteŽ?
BioCoteŽ is a unique anti-microbial solution that inhibits the growth of micro-organisms based upon silver technology

Does BioCoteŽ replace cleaning?
BioCoteŽ is not a replacement for cleaning but a 24hour second line of defence for regular hygiene practices.

What has BioCoteŽ been tested against?
BioCoteŽ is effective against a wide range of fungi and bacteria. Examples of bacteria tested against include Aspergillus niger (black mould), Streptococcus faecalis, Salmonella enteritidis, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Escherichia coli 0157 and Listeria monocytogenes

What about potential resistance?
To date there is no genus or species of bacteria intrinsically resistant to silver, part of the reason being the fact that multiple binding sites are used. It has been shown that any resistance would be extremely difficult to transfer from one generation to the next and is therefore a minimal concern in the use of Silver.

How long do the antimicrobial properties last?
Products protected by BioCoteŽ are antimicrobial for the usual life expectancy of the product. Currently BioCoteŽ have shown efficacy for 25years through simulated testing.

Will the antimicrobial properties wear out?
BioCoteŽ will not leach from or rub off the surface of the product

Extensive independent testing has been conducted on a wide range of bacteria. The examples below show the efficacy of BioCoteŽ on a range of organisms generally considered problematic in hygienic environments. Full data sheets are available on request.

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