Silver Thread Fights the Transfer of MRSA
For centuries, silver has been acknowledged as having curative powers including the ability to kill dangerous bacteria. Today, there are few bacteria more dangerous than methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A new study shows 19,000 deaths were directly linked to these superbugs in 2005 alone. X-STATIC® silver fiber is a powerful tool used globally to treat advanced wounds in the fight against dangerous bacteria.
Because these organisms are resistant to powerful antibiotics, reducing the opportunities for transmission and cross-contamination must be a significant part of the disease eradication process. “MRSA can live for over 50 days on surfaces, including bedding, garments, towels and even doctors’ ties,” says Ron Flormann, General Manager, Noble Biomaterials Healthcare Division. “Because of the way silver kills bacteria it is very effective against MRSA. X-STATIC® silver fiber has been combined into dressings approved by the FDA to reduce the bacterial build-up that can cause cross contamination and possible infection. Hospital textile applications made with X-STATIC® have been shown in European studies to reduce bacterial growth, including MRSA, on the fabric helping to eliminate the transfer of the bacteria.”
X-STATIC® silver technology from Noble Biomaterials has a proven history of combating bacteria including MRSA and is used today by global advanced wound care companies. “Global Wound Care companies have long recognized X-STATIC technology as a key component in their fight to reduce bacterial burden and promote the healing of chronic wounds.” Say Michael Moore, MD, Medical Director, Noble Biomaterials. X-STATIC® permanently bonds 99.9 percent elemental silver to the surface of nylon which can then be woven or knitted into bandages, bedding or clothing. As a natural antimicrobial agent, silver performs best in moist, warm environments much like the MRSA bacteria itself. MRSA is often present on the skin or in the nose.
X-STATIC® has been researched and tested and is registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an antimicrobial. X-STATIC® also inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi and is used in textiles for the U.S. military.
Noble Biomaterials, creator of X-STATIC® – The Silver Fiber®, is a leader in the manufacturing, development and sales of advanced biotechnology materials for the industrial, medical, military, and consumer markets. For more information about Noble Biomaterials and/or X-STATIC® please visit www.x-static.com.
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