Applications

Nano Safe Coatings can be applied to metals, plastics and fabric, and is ideal for substrates that consist of a combination of these materials or are non-uniform or flexible. Innovation in the medical device industry has exploded in recent years, and so has the variety of devices and the materials used to make them. When applied to medical devices and products, Nano Safe Coatings provides a self-sterilizing surface that is robust, durable and kills microbes on contact. Microbes are killed due to their Gram Negative attraction to the Gram Positive ionic bed of spikes, which disrupts the cell membrane causing the microbe to die on contact. This process kills microbes mechanically, and eliminates the possibility of creating superbugs. This is an enormous advantage over other antimicrobial products that must leach into the cell wall to kill microbes. Those products can migrate off the surface and into patients and the environment, which can potentially cause long-term consequences.

Nano Safe Coatings offers a unique solution to an age-old problem – how to reduce infections and the spread of bacteria. A few decades ago, most infections could be cured using antibiotics. However, due to the overuse of the wonder cure, superbugs have been created. These microbes on steroids have become so resilient that even the strongest antibiotics cannot stop the infection from spreading, and patients die. As an example, Healthcare-Acquired Infections (HAI) kills more people in the United States than breast cancer, auto accidents and AIDS combined – over 100,000 each year (www.hosptialinfections.org). Medical devices and products treated with Nano Safe Coatings could significantly reduce the number of HAI related deaths. Here is a partial list of devices and products that could be treated:

  • Hip implants
  • Knee implants
  • Spinal implants
  • Shoulder implants
  • Dental implants
  • Wound care dressings
  • Sutures
  • Endoscopes
  • Catheters
  • Surgical instruments
  • Pace Makers
  • High-touch points

The following is a partial list of markets that can benefit from using Nano Safe Coatings:

  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Veterinarian medicine, products and supplies

For eligible partners eager to go beyond the Proof-of-Concept phase, Nano Safe Coatings will provide a letter authorizing them to access our FDA Device Medical File (DMF), which contains all the relevant data they need to pursue a FDA 510(k) or de nova process.