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Orion Industries, Ltd. has developed highly potent, biocompatible, anti bacterial and anti microbial coatings that prevents growth of bacteria on or along numerous products designed for use in consumer/FDA applications, Orion Industries is an expert applicator of this anti microbial coating for all purposes listed.
As awareness of the significant economic and personal damage done by a wide range of bacteria and other microbes grows, attention is being focused on the need for improved anti microbial and anti bacterial coatings that are both effective and safe. Then we began to see the potential of these particles to treat medical devices that penetrate the skin, such as central venous catheters, urinary catheters and feeding tubes. In such applications, there's a natural exposure to pathogens outside the body that want to colonize those catheters. In addition, you have another category of devices, such as implanted pacemakers and orthopedic devices, whose surfaces are also susceptible to the formation of biofilms that can cause very serious systemic infections in patients. So you have an individual coming into the hospital for a knee implant and coming down with a hospital-acquired infection. That shouldn't happen. The hospitals ought to be able to prevent those infections. And what's happened recently is that Medicare and insurance companies are balking at reimbursing hospitals for such infections. The hospitals in turn are putting pressure on medical device manufacturers to do more to prevent this problem.
How serious is this problem?
About one in 20 people who go to the hospital get some type of infection. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 2 million U.S. patients a year acquire hospital-related infections. These infections cost an average of $47,000 per patient to treat and cause 90,000 deaths each year. The added cost to hospitals is $4.8 billion annually in extended care and treatment.
The active ingredient in Orion's breakthrough anti microbial coating is Silver (Ag), a well established inorganic anti microbial / anti bacterial that has been incorporated into a delivery system compatible with the manufacturing processes of the products to be protected, while providing a continuous controlled release of Silver over an extended time period.
Orion's FluoroPlate® AM and FluoroMed® AM- anti microbial coatings are effective against the following bacteria: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, S.Enteritidis, V.Parahaemolyticus, B.Sutilis, Streptococs, Staphylococs, Klebsiella, Clostridium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus, Aeromonas, Flavobacterium, Xanthomonas, Acinetobacter, Entero-viruses, Aspergillus, Candida Albicans, Salmonela, Listeria, Enterococcus faecalis, Entrococcus faecium, Clostridium difficile.