Manufacturing Engineering - January 2012 - (Page 73)
DiFUSIONs (Austin,TX) CleanFUZETM is a super silicate molecule entrapping antimicrobial silver ions that is compounded into the plastic spinal interbody cage. Once the cage is implanted into the spinal disk space, the silver ions start exchanging with the sodium ions in the bloodstream preventing occurrence of infections.
Designing and Manufacturing Medical Devices with Antimicrobial Technology
Today’s technologies pose a strong alternative to current sterilization processes— and manufacturers need to be ready to implement them
Arif Sirinterlikci Samantha Pogel Justin Wissinger School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA
new breed of medical devices is being equipped with antimicrobial technology to prevent microbial contamination and infections. In the US alone, about 1.7 million cases of
infections occur annually, causing approximately 99,000 deaths and $45 billion in added healthcare costs reported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and various other resources. Recently, legislatures have ampliﬁed their demands on healthcare providers to prevent hospital-acquired infections. According to the
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