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At which speed do bacterias die on MetalSkin®?

All bacterias don’t react following the same pattern when exposed to MetalSkin®. These data collected from the test of conformity to the standard NF S90-700 bring interesting knowledge on the bactericidal efficiency of our self-decontaminating surface.


MetalSkin® outperforms the requisites of the NF S90-700

The standard NF S90-700 sets up a method to measure the basic bactericidal activity of non porous surfaces. Its requisites are that within 1 hour, 2 log of CFU must be killed in standard environmental conditions and this results must be obtained on 4 different bacterias .

When tested following this protocol MetalSkin® has obtained an average killing rate of 3.45 log, which is equivalent to roughly a division by 3000. This places MetalSkin® as the champion of self-decontaminating surfaces and as the missing link between hand hygiene and surface cleaning, which both stay as absolute must-dos.

For the result, click here: CONFORMITE S90-700 METALSKIN MEDICAL

The effectiveness of MetalSkin® has been tested in situ

A crossover study was carried out by Pr J.P Daurès, epidemiologist and director of the biostatistics of the Montpellier University and M.G Leroy, hygienist and board member of the French Hygienists Society. This study covered 6 bedrooms of a surgery ward, with 7 contact areas per room, over 8 weeks.

This study shows that the items coated with MetalSkin® were by far less contaminated (if not free from contamination) than control items. This study also proved that the global number of bacterias decreased over time on all the items and confirmed the idea of a halo effect. This study should be published anytime soon.

Result here: ARTICLE VERSION 2019 VF