* * Antimicrobial coatings of medical devices in hospitals and practices help to prevent infections and save lives. Bio-Gate AG faces the challenges of modern medical technology – everywhere. YOU ARE PROTECTED.
The CDC, a U.S. health protection agency, estimates that in the U.S. alone around 99,000 people die of infections caused by resistant germs every year. In Germany, at least 15,000 people die every year after contracting HAI’s hospital acquired infections. The dark figures are high. The German Society of Hospital Hygiene (DGKH) even estimates as many as 40,000 deaths per year.
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), multiresistant gram-negative bacteria and ESBL bacteria are widespread germs which can cause wound infections and inflammations in humans and are resistant to antibiotics. The additional costs of a case of an MRSA infection in a hospital are at least € 13,725 (estimate based on Die Zeit newspaper, 30.05.2015).
Our antimicrobial solutions
for orthopedics, traumatology and vascular surgery
HyProtect™ is an ultrathin plasma coating which protects the surfaces of medical implants against bacterial colonisation and decreases the number of germs found on surfaces. It is a polysiloxane coating containing pure silver. HyProtect™ is effective for the coating of medical implants including, for example, products in the fields of orthopedics, trauma, and dentistry as well as in hernia meshes and catheters.
MicroSilver BG™ is a highly pure, micro-porous silver. It is antimicrobial and can be integrated into a wide range of materials and formulas. MicroSilver BG™ is effective and safe and is used for a diverse range of applications. As an additive – for example in bone cement – MicroSilver BG™ is effective against multi-resistant pathogens. MicroSilver BG™ containing wound dressings and topical wound care products such as sprays, creams and gels can support faster wound healing and minimize the risk of infection.