Anyone needing to minimise microbial contamination
The medical industry is challenged by the presence of microorganisms and the negative effects they cause. Cross-contamination, deterioration, defacement and odours are all dramatic effects that occur from microbial contamination. However, in addition to the Healthcare and Medical sectors, it has become more apparent that infection control and minimising the spread of infections is an essential part of today’s interior design schemes.
Non-treated carpets can act as a microbial ‘harbour’ as most offer ideal environments for the proliferation of microorganisms that are harmful to humans. Nosocomial infections are a serious issue for communal healthcare facilities.
In hospitals and healthcare environments preventative measures are used to protect patients and staff from nosocomial infections. However, across Europe, more than 3 million patients develop this kind of infection. The use of carpets treated with Bi-Ome® can help to eliminate the microbes which cause these infections.
For example, the results performed by different universities and independent laboratories in medical environments have shown that Bi-Ome® is a unique technology in controlling microbial growth, even MRSA where it has demonstrated that it can achieve a reduction of 99.99% in MRSA causing bacteria.