First Antimicrobial Hospital Beds Using EPA Approved Antimicrobial LuminOre CopperTouch

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Bed Techs, Inc. of Greendale, IN and LuminOre CopperTouch of Carlsbad, CA announced today its partnership that will incorporate antimicrobial surfaces on high touch surfaces of hospital beds. This coalition leverages Bed Techs’ unrivaled expertise in acute care hospital beds and LuminOre’s patented, EPA-registered CopperTouch technology.

Despite the healthcare industry’s extensive efforts and investments to improve infection control protocols, patients continue to be at risk for infection while in the hospital. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are among the leading threats to patient safety; over a million HAIs occur across the U.S. health care system every year **.

Copper and copper alloys, when used on touch surfaces, are effective at killing harmful bacteria* that cause infections. EPA-registered LuminOre CopperTouch has been scientifically proven to eliminate 99.9% of harmful bacteria within 2 hours, and continues to kill 99% of bacteria, even after repeated contaminations.

Bed Techs Inc is a leading global supplier of reconditioned hospital beds, stretchers, medical equipment, and replacement bed parts for hospitals. The Company’s comprehensive line of products is used by health care providers around the world in acute care, long-term care, academic institutions, and in home-care settings. Bed Techs is able to upgrade used equipment to like-new condition at a significantly lower cost than comparable new equipment while providing a full range of warranty, maintenance, parts and financing services. The Company will be offering the option of Antimicrobial Copper on all of its reconditioned beds along with a customized rail exchange program and other products.

LuminOre CopperTouch Antimicrobial Surfaces  are the only EPA registered antimicrobial product which can be seamlessly applied to virtually any surface. This unique product makes copper’s natural antimicrobial properties available on items that would be too heavy if made of solid metal.

The company states that for the first time, hospitals now have the option of installing beds and bed components with antimicrobial surfaces that eliminate infection-causing bacteria on a continuous basis, demonstrating their desire to elevate the fight to reduce HAIs within the healthcare environment.

*Bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli 0157:H7, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.



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