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Autoclave Manufacturer Priorclave Renews Partnership With BioCote

Prioclave Ltd. manufactures high quality autoclaves and provides solutions to some of the more complex problems of effective sterilization, especially the applications that are synonymous with strict laboratory requirements.

BioCote Ltd. and Prioclave Ltd. have enjoyed an exclusive, long-standing agreement to incorporate the BioCote® powder coating technology into the manufacture of Prioclave's entire line of laboratory autoclaves.  Because this partnership has resulted in the success of both technologies, the companies have renewed their partnership for an additional two year term.

Incorporating the silver based, BioCote® powder coating technology into the Prioclave's exterior surfaces, the fight against cross infection is aided by inhibiting the growth of a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria such as the superbug MSRA, E-Coli, and pseudomonas within pharmaceutical, biochemical, and hospital laboratory environments in addition to research sectors, the food industry, and more.

Since the launch of powder coating technology, the risk of cross-contamination and cross-infection has been dramatically reduced.  It has been proven to be effective through numerous environmental studies across a variety of disciplines, with the most recent study being done in the nursing home sector.

In Leicester, a refurbished care home was fitted with a bedroom suite that contained BioCote® protected products and compared with very similar untreated products in another bedroom suite.  The results of the study were astonishing.  A combined average reduction in microbe levels was 94.6% less on the surfaces treated with BioCote® powder coating.  The results were very similar to those of the trial that was conducted at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust outpatient clinics, where surfaces treated with this powder coating showed an overall reduction of 95.8%.  These studies have both been published in the British Journal of Community Nursing and the Journal of Infection Prevention.

The hygiene standards that are followed in a busy working laboratory where Prioclave surfaces are touched by technicians handling organisms during routine shared use of equipment is no less vital as the risk of cross-contamination in this area is always an issue.

Normal sterilization applications include instruments, glassware, waste disposal, and media preparation.  Each is vital to the maintenance of sterile working conditions and good hygiene practice.  Prioclave continues to offer a unique variety of autoclaves in the arena, each with the capacity to inhibit the growth of bacteria, both on the inside and the outside.

However, this technology should be regarded as an enhancement to, not a replacement for good sterilization and cleaning practices.

Date added: 2010-04-19 19:13:33