Water-Safe UV Curable Antimicrobials Nanoscale coatings for Plastics
The treatment of Hospital acquired infections from pathogenic bacteria continues to be a serious and significant burden on health care resources both nationally and globally. Currently, about 1 in 10 persons will acquire an HAI as result of a medical procedure which can result in an additional hospital stay, treatment and in some severe cases, death. To counter HAI’s, we propose the use of a new UV-curable antimicrobial coatings which will protect common touch surfaces (hospital beds, plastic items) from pathogenic bacteria. The new antimicrobial coating is a water-based formulation and can be sprayed on to surfaces, followed by a low power UV cure that grafts them to the surface.