Ionbond introduces a new coating with application in the medical market: the first coating to inhibit bacterial colonization and growth. This new coating will be available as part of the Ionbond Medical portfolio under the trade name Medthin™ 04. The new coating combines antimicrobial properties with high wear resistance and chemical stability, making it ideal to mitigate the spread of microbes on medical instruments as well as on items for everyday use.
Inhibiting the microbial burden on medical instruments and hospital hardware is an important next step to increase safety and comfort. The Medthin 04 coating’s antimicrobial properties and biocompatibility have successfully been tested according to ISO 22196 and ISO 10993 (parts 5, 10 and 11), respectively.
Source: IHI Ionbond