The problem:

Every year 5.400.000 to 26.000.000 people get an infection in association with medical treatment as an in-or outpatient. It is estimated that they prove to be fatal in 537.500 – 1.500.000 cases each year. Twenty to thirty percent of such nosocomial infections and deaths could have been prevented through closer adherence to the standard principles of hygiene and infection control. The situation is compounded by the fact that many hospital-acquired infections are caused by pathogens that are drug-resistant, so making them difficult to treat.

The solution: Self-cleaning surfaces

PureHandle® Nanotechnolgy products:

  • Immediately combat germs;

  • Have a preventative effect;

  • Are wear-free on a long-term basis;

PureHandle® surfaces contain silver ions. They form an active part of this material and prevent the growth of germs such as bacteria, algae, and fungi. The silver ions destroy the cell membrane of the germ. This stops respiration and nutrition of the cells, so preventing cell division. Independent tests have proved that PureHandle® reduces microbial growth by more than 99%. The PureHandle® surface remains effective even when cleaned at regular intervals.

How Does It Work?

The laboratory test.

Based on ISO 22196 / 22197 it was tested whether the antimicrobial activity of PureHandle® is sufficient to achieve a reduction in bacteria of at least 3 log units (99.9%) in 24 hours on door and window handles as required in hygienically sensitive areas.

A thin layer of the test bacterias and viruses was applied to a Petri dish and incubated for 24 hours.

  • 99,99% after 30min – Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA);

  • 99,98% after 30min – Escherichia coli K 12;

  • 97% after 30 min – Pseudomonas aeruginosa;

  • 90% after 30 min – Coronavirus Munchen și TGEV;

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Tested in daily clinical practice.

The practical test: The mean bacterial load was recorded in two wards of identical construction and containing comparable patients and subjected to analysis in the course of a two-week clinical field trial.

The result: PureHandle® achieved an impressive result, not just during laboratory testing but also in daily clinical practice. PureHandle® ‘s high level of antimicrobial effectiveness was certified by the institute, in particular as regards its effect over time.

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PureHandle® treatment is certified for protection against microbes according to the Cantacuzino Institute, Romania.

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PureHandle® treatment is certified for protection against bacteria according to ISO 22196 by the Institute Hohenstein, Germany.

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PureHandle® treatment is certified for antimicrobial protection by Universita Degli Studi di Padova – Dipartimento di Medicina Ambientale e Sanità Pubblica Sede di Igiene in Italia.

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