Ion-Exchange Biocides for Medicine and Industry; Rendering Surfaces Self-Disinfecting for a Lifetime of Infection Prevention
GARDION™ Antimicrobials can be incorporated into many polymers. GARDION™ Antimicrobials uses are broadly applicable across medical, consumer and industrial markets. A wide variety of derivatives can be synthesized. Ion exchange resin can be loaded with active cations (metals and organic active cations) to yield an antimicrobial ion-exchange resin (AMIEs). These AMIEs are milled to size-controlled powders. Several derivatives have been synthesized to date, including Copper (Cu++), Silver (Ag+) and Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs). These powdered biocides are added directly to synthetics and natural polymers.
GARDION™ Antimicrobials are readily processed into polymeric materials generating a self-disinfecting, non-toxic surface. These materials are extensively bactericidal and fungicidal and eradicate 99.99% of pathogens. Their surfaces remain antimicrobial for the life of the product.
GARDION™ Antimicrobials are not nanoparticles.
GARDION™ Antimicrobials are organometallic polymer microparticles that are less toxic than nanoparticles.
These biocides are highly effective against a range of drug-resistant gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi.
Applications for GARDION™ Antimicrobials
Gardion™ Antimicrobials can be incorporated into many products, including catheters, wound dressings, medical tubing, implantable devices, tracheostomy devices, decorative and marine paints and flooring.