News | July 08, 2007

New Product Targets MRSA in Healthcare Settings

July 9, 2007 — Gaymar Industries Inc. in conjunction with Dartex Coatings Ltd. and Smith and Nephew Extruded Films recently released a new product that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria on contact when it reaches the mattress surface. Infections with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococus Aureus (MRSA) are often found in hospital and long term care facilities.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of MRSA and other antibiotic resistant bacteria, is rising sharply, not only in healthcare settings, but in the community as well.

Gaymar’s antimicrobial mattress covers incorporate a patented Silver3 technology that targets MRSA and other bacteria where it’s most likely to be found, on a surface that often comes in contact with bodily fluids.

Tests have reportedly shown the mattress covers still maintain effectiveness even after 500 cleaning cycles.

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