Jon Otter, from Imperial College of London, is one of the world most famous speakers in infection control. He is also a member of Clean Hospital’s academic committee.
We were glad to attend his tremendous talk during the 2016 WEEK OF HEALTH AND INNOVATION about the role of dry surface contamination
To take advantage of this conference click HERE: 170226-role-of-dry-surface-contamination_jon-otter_webber-teleclass
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 Medical® 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
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 Medical® has obtained an average killing rate of 3.45 log, which is equivalent to roughly a division by 3000. This places MetalSkin Medical® 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
All bacterias don’t react following the same pattern when exposed to MetalSkin Medical®. 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.