Partnership to produce first patient transfer products With Microban(R) antimicrobial technology
June 5, 2007 — /PRNewswire/ — HUNTERSVILLE, NC — Microban International, Ltd. has entered into a strategic partnership with Medcare Products, Inc., an American manufacturer of top-quality mobile and ceiling-mounted patient lifts, standard and disposable slings, transfer aids, and repositioning equipment. Because of this partnership, Medcare’s patient slings and belts will be the only slings and belts available with built-in Microban(R) antimicrobial product protection, and will join a growing list of products used in health care facilities with this innovative technology.
As the fabrics are infused with Microban(R) protection during the manufacturing process, Medcare’s patient slings will provide an added level of protection from microbes, such as bacteria, mold, and mildew that can cause stains, odors, and product deterioration. And as bacteria can multiply quickly on the slings after repeated uses, Microban(R) protection works 24/7 to keep the slings cleaner for longer between cleanings, and will last for the useful lifetime of the sling.
“In response to a strong desire for antimicrobial protection in health care facilities, we are extremely pleased to announce this new partnership with Medcare Products,” comments David Meyers, CEO of Microban International. “I’m confident that the health care industry will embrace this new product containing Microban(R) technology because of the extra product protection it provides against microbes.”
“This innovative technology, combined with our existing patient transfer products, provides us with a unique advantage in the healthcare products market,” says Medcare’s CEO Brooks Smith. “We are proud to be the first supplier of patient slings and belts with Microban(R) antimicrobial product protection — this technology can not be found in any other patient lift equipment in the U.S. and provides an additional level of product protection we know health care facilities are looking for.”
About Medcare Products, Inc.
Medcare Products, Inc. is a premier manufacturer of top-quality mobile and ceiling mounted patient lifts, standard and disposable slings, transfer aids, and repositioning equipment. The Medcare line of standard and bariatric equipment delivers solutions to both the acute care and long term care markets. With a primary focus on injury prevention systems, Medcare specializes in providing proper accredited patient lifting seminars accompanied by superior service. For more information on Medcare Products, please contact Stacy Lemmer at (952) 894-7076 ext. 122, or visit http://www.medcarelifts.com.
About Microban International, Ltd.
Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. Microban International licenses the Microban(R) global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. The Microban(R) brand promises continuous and durable antimicrobial product protection, built-in during manufacture to not wear out for the useful life of the product. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information on Microban please contact (704) 875-0806 or visit http://www.microban.com.
Sarah Hoxie for Microban
Source: Microban International, Ltd.