Instruments used for invasive surgery all bypass the body's natural lines of defence and consequently pave the way for infections. An instrument coated with BALIMED™ ARGENTA, creates a surface with an antimicrobial effect. The LR test method (logarithmic reduction of the number of bacteria) was used to demonstrate this effect of the new Ag-doped PVD coatings. The unique properties of BALIMED™ ARGENTA at a glance.
- New-generation PVD coatings doped with 2 to 5% silver, therefore high antimicrobial efficacy
- Antimicrobial activity confirmed by ASTM 2180
- Log 3 reduction after autoclave cycles (50 times)
- No cytotoxic effect (ISO 10993-5)