MonoFoil® Antimicrobial Proven Effective Against Deadly New SuperBug
January 5, 2011
“Coeus Technology’s latest testing performed at Precision Laboratories verifies that MonoFoil® Antimicrobial is proven effective against Klebsiella pneumonaiae carbapenamase (KPC)”, says David Parker, Vice President/COO, Coeus Technology. “We are encouraged by these results. While MonoFoil®has been proven effective against a myriad of bacteria and viruses, the effectiveness against the latest deadly superbug proves the life-saving potential of our product.”
Anderson, IN, January 5, 2011. MonoFoil®, a new product from Coeus Technology, has been shown effective in the prevention of the spread of the deadly enzyme KPC on treated surfaces. Outbreaks of KPC have been reported by hospitals in more than 35 states. The enzyme typically strikes the critically ill in hospitals and long-term care facilities and is fatal in 30%-60% of cases.
According to a Rush University Medical Center news release on October 22, 2010, Dr. Mary Haden, Director of Clinical Microbiology stated, “Infections due to these bacteria are difficult to treat because most strains are resistant in the majority of our usual antibiotics. Some strains are resistant to all drugs…Since antibiotics are virtually ineffective against these bacteria, prevention is key.”
“Treating hospital and long-term care environments with MonoFoil® Antimicrobial is a proactive approach to maintain an aggressive program to protect patients against resistant bacteria,” says Eric Huber, Vice President of Business Development for Coeus. Coeus Technology’s latest testing performed on fabric in December 2010 in Nashville, TN by Precision Testing Laboratories proves MonoFoil® effective against KPC at a 99.99% level, after 25 washes. Since KPC can live on surfaces, hospitals and long-term care facilities treating their environments, clothing, and equipment with MonoFoil® helps eliminate the dangers to patients of exposure to equipment going in and out of rooms.
Coeus Technology provides safe, effective and affordable antimicrobial technologies to manufactures and consumers who need their products to maintain durable antimicrobial profiles. The MonoFoil® Antimicrobial Technology solutions are effective against a broad range of bacteria, virus, fungi and algae. MonoFoil® Antimicrobial Technology is a bio-static antimicrobial additive that is easily and inexpensively incorporated on the surface of a product providing elemental antimicrobial protection. MonoFoil® Antimicrobial is not a chemical and will not wash off or wear away, giving the product durable, long lasting antimicrobial protection for the useful life of that product.