Infection control is a fundamental aspect within the health care industry. If infection is given the opportunity to spread the implications could become very dangerous for people within hospitals and other health care environments. 300,000 patients a year in England alone are affected by a health-care-associated infection. For many patients these infections could quite rapidly intensify and lead to other, more severe conditions. The best way minimise the risk of infection spreading is to proactively look for ways to decreases the amount of bacteria within the environment.
One option that NYMAS offers in the fight against infection is our Nyma®GUARD coating. Nyma®GUARD is a coating which can be applied to NYMAS washroom fittings to give permanent anti-bacterial protection for the entire lifetime of the product.
Nyma®GUARD works in 3 ways. First, when bacteria lands on the Nyma®GUARD protected surface and attempts to set up an attack position, Nyma®GUARD instantly binds with the cell wall, this disrupts growth. Secondly, Nyma®GUARD interferes with enzyme production, stopping the cell from producing energy; the bacteria cannot survive, losing energy and the will to attack. Finally, it interrupts the cell’s DNA; this prevents the cell from replicating, which leads to the bacterium being completely destroyed from the surface of the product.
The technology used in Nyma®GUARD has been independently tested and proven to work. Two of the most common types of bacteria, Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), were applied to a Nyma®GUARD protected surface. The test results show that at the end of the 24-hour test period all bacteria had been destroyed.
Nyma®GUARD provides a reassurance that successful precautions have been taking to help minimise the spread of infection.
For more information on Nyma®GUARD or any NYMAS product click here or contact a member of our customer service team on +44 (0) 1642 710 719.