February 29, 2008 - Zebra Technologies said this week results from independent lab tests show its antimicrobial wristband coating effectively resists Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Results from independent lab tests confirmed the patent-pending antimicrobial coating effectively protects the Z-Band wristbands from MRSA in addition to S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and E. coli -the three leading causes of hospital infections in the U.S.

The Z-Band antimicrobial-coated wristbands, which are available in infant, pediatric and adult sizes, feature a topcoat layer that resists alcohol, water, foams, soaps and blood. Zebra’s Z-Band Direct antimicrobial-coated wristbands feature a tab closure that enhances the ease of use, comfort and security of the wristbands. Zebra’s Z-Band QuickClip antimicrobial-coated wristbands feature clips available in seven colors for use when color-coding to communicate patient risk factors or special needs.

Zebra also announced this week the availability of two new infant wristbands. An infant version of the Z-Band QuickClip wristband, a premium direct thermal band that provides ID verification at the point of care, will feature the same durable clip closure and antimicrobial coating as the adult version and offers six options for color-coding. In addition, Zebra’s new Infant Foam Wristband will feature comfortable, soft foam with a hook and loop Velcro closure. A blank panel will allow users to attach Zebra’s Z-Select 4000D label or Quick Clip Band for identification purposes.

For more information: www.zebra.com

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