University of Arizona Reveals 99.99% Antimicrobial Efficacy of Fiber Embedded with Silver at IDWeek 2014

"It is impressive to see this sort of activity in such a short time frame for an antimicrobial fabric,” said Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona and lead researcher on the study. “PurThread fabrics are some of the most active we have ever tested and we look forward to working with them on other studies."
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Study Finds PurThread Hospital Privacy Curtains Resist Superbug (VRE) Contamination Eight Times Better than Control Curtains

A first of its kind study conducted by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine found standard control curtains were 8 times more likely to be contaminated with the superbug vancomycin resistant enterrococus (VRE) than experimental PurThread privacy curtains which only had 1 positive VRE culture during the entire study.

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Study Finds 92% of Hospital Privacy Curtains Contaminated with Pathogenic Bacteria Within One Week

For one person in 20, spending the night in a hospital will lead to an infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now, research recently published by the American Journal for Infection Control reveals 92% of hospital privacy curtains were contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus) within one week of being laundered.

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Copper Surfaces Study Validates PurThread Technologies' Development Efforts to Reduce Bioburden on Soft Surfaces

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center have presented results of a study, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, that links a reduction in environmental bioburden with lower rates of hospital acquired infections (HAIs).

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Study Shows Potential Pathogens Cling to Hospital Privacy Curtains; Contamination Occurs Quickly after Laundering

Within a week of being laundered, 92 percent of hospital privacy curtains were contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus), a new study performed at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA reports.

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