Con-Serv Corporation Australia leads the industry with their Hygienic Seal grab rails for healthcare environments. As part of their ongoing commitment to developing innovative healthcare solutions, Con-Serv has now partnered with Biomaster to develop their Antimicrobial bathroom range.
Antimicrobial products help reduce the risk of infectious diseases and create safer healthcare environments. Con-Serv’s partnership with Biomaster aims to support this growing need and improve patient safety.
Recent evidence indicates that fixtures such as shower handpieces, hoses and sliders in healthcare facilities can become contaminated with pathogens that form biofilms. Once these surfaces are contaminated, organisms persist for long periods of time threatening the safety of patients, and spreading antibiotic-resistant pathogens and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
To assist with reducing the spread of harmful bacteria, Con-Serv has developed a healthcare range where Biomaster Antimicrobial Protection additives have been infused into the product material during the manufacturing process. These additives work to attack the bacteria cell wall, interrupt cell metabolism, and prevent bacteria reproduction, extending the bathroom product's hygienic properties and minimising the potential of cross-contamination.
Independently tested in working applications, Con-Serv Antimicrobial bathroom fittings have proven to inhibit the growth of these harmful bacteria, providing effective and long-lasting antibacterial protection.
What is Biomaster Antimicrobial Technology?
Biomaster Antimicrobial Technology is an incredibly effective way to stop the growth of harmful bacteria in places where good hygiene is critical. It is effective against a wide range of germs from food poisoning causing E.coli and Salmonella to antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and VRE.
Biomaster uses silver ion technology, which is a natural antibacterial; as it does not leach out, it is completely safe to use even with food and water.
Quick facts about Biomaster
What is Biomaster?
Biomaster is a highly effective antibacterial additive that reduces the level of bacteria, microbes and viruses on surfaces, plastics, fabrics and coatings.
Where is Biomaster used?
Biomaster is ideal for use in situations where good hygiene is critical such as hospitals, schools, public transport and kitchens. Potentially deadly bacteria can multiply quickly in these settings, increasing the risk of contamination spreading from surfaces and equipment to humans. While disinfectants can be instantly effective in removing bacteria, the protection only lasts for a few hours, exposing these surfaces to contamination again. Biomaster helps to reduce bacteria growing between cleans, minimising the risk of infection.
How effective is Biomaster?
Biomaster is proven to inhibit the growth of microbes by up to 99.99%.
Is Biomaster safe?
Biomaster is based on silver ion technology, recognised for centuries with no harmful effects. Biomaster is used in medical, food and water applications.
How quickly does Biomaster work?
As soon as bacteria lands on the Biomaster surface, their growth will be inhibited. In ISO tests, a reduction of over 80% could be seen in 20 minutes.
Has Biomaster been tested?
Biomaster is tested to ISO standards. We also undertake ongoing quality control tests and environmental trials.
How long does the Biomaster protection last?
Biomaster is effective for the intended lifetime of the product it is added to, providing 24-hour protection. It is built-in and doesn’t wear off or leach out.
Does Biomaster affect a product in any way?
No, you can’t see, smell or even taste Biomaster.
Which strains of bacteria is Biomaster effective against?
Biomaster is effective against most types of common pathogenic bacteria including Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli. It is also proven effective against antibiotic-resistant strains such as Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE).
Is Biomaster a substitute for regular cleaning?
No, Biomaster protects product surfaces in between cleans.
Can a Biomaster-treated polymer be recycled?
Yes, it can be recycled effectively without any complications.
How does Biomaster work?
Does Biomaster use nano-silver technology?
No, we don’t use nanotechnology due to ongoing safety concerns.
Why is Biomaster better than other silver-based antimicrobial additives?
Biomaster pioneered the use of antimicrobial additives and is the recognised leader and most trusted supplier of antimicrobial technology for polymers, textiles, paper, paints, and coatings.
How do I know if a product is Biomaster protected?
Look for the Biomaster symbol on the Con-Serv Antimicrobial range.