Ion-Exchange Biocides for Medicine and Industry
Self-disinfecting surfaces for a lifetime of infection prevention
GARDION™ Antimicrobials can be incorporated into many polymers. GARDION™ biocides uses are broadly applicable across medical, consumer and industrial markets. A wide variety of derivatives can be synthesized. Ion exchange resin can be loaded with active cations (metals and organic active cations) to yield an antimicrobial ion-exchange resin (AMIEs). These AMIEs are milled to a size-controlled powders. Several derivatives have been synthesized to date, including Copper (Cu++), Silver (Ag+) and Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs). These powdered biocides are added directly to synthetics and natural polymers.
GARDION™ Antimicrobials are readily processed into polymeric materials generating a self-disinfecting, non-toxic surface. These materials are extensively bactericidal and fungicidal and eradicate 99.99% of pathogens. Their potent antimicrobial surfaces remain active for the life of the product.
Highly effective against a range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi.
Applications for GARDION™ Antimicrobials
Gardion™ Antimicrobials are broadly applicable to catheters, wound dressings, medical tubing, implantable devices, tracheostomy devices, decorative and marine paints, flooring, and anti-corrosion coatings.