Healthcare & Medical Devices
HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAIs)
Biofilm is one of the leading causes of HAIs, which account every year for 722,000 infections, 75,000 deaths and cost more than $30 billion to treat in US acute-care hospitals alone. In long-term care settings, patients with an indwelling device are at 3-fold greater risk of developing infection.
Biofilm, aka dental plaque, is a leading cause of Dental Caries, or tooth decay, which affect more than 90% of the adult population in America. Recurring decay is the main limitation to the longevity of composite restorations and for maintaining natural teeth. Replacement dentistry accounts for 50%–70% of all restorations, costing in the U.S. alone more than $5 billion annually.
DENTAL APPLICATIONS FOR NOBIO’S ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY INCLUDE:
Restoratives Cements & Sealants Implants and Dentures Preventatives
Many consumer and household products get contaminated with bacteria and fungi, causing from bad odor to illnesses. Nobio’s antibiofilm technology can help significantly reduce these risks and limitations, increase products longevity and improve their performance.
Sports and outdoor wear
Industry, Infrastructure and Utilities
Bacteria in biofilm contaminate industrial machinery, infrastructure and utility systems, causing degradation in performance, contamination of the output and potential health hazards. Nobio offers effective and economic antibiofilm and antimicrobial solution for materials and surfaces in these sectors.
Water transmission and distribution