Specialty Coating Systems Announces New Antimicrobial Parylene Technology

Breakthrough technology effectively eliminates microorganisms while offering biocompatible protection to medical devices.

June 18, 2013 (Indianapolis, IN) – Specialty Coating Systems is pleased to announce a significant breakthrough in Parylene coating technologies: SCS microRESIST™ Antimicrobial Parylene Technology. SCS microRESIST combines the benefits of biocompatible Parylene with antimicrobial properties to effectively eliminate harmful microorganisms on coated medical devices.

As healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) increase and continue to pose a challenge to hospitals and healthcare facilities, providers are tasked with improving patient health while reducing the risk of infection. SCS provides a new solution by offering manufacturers antimicrobial coating technology that effectively eliminates microorganisms.

Testing per JIS Z 2801, SCS microRESIST has demonstrated greater than 5 Log reduction after 24 hours on 14 common microorganisms, includingE. coli and  Staphylococcus aureus.The coating technology has also been tested for long-term effectiveness against E. coli, and achieved greater than 5 Log reduction.

SCS microRESIST technology can be applied to a variety of medical devices and applications, including catheters, electro-stimulators, endotracheal tubes and other medical devices where antimicrobial properties are critical during a product’s use.

For more information about SCS microRESIST and other Parylene conformal coating services and technologies, visit www.scscoatings.com or call 317.244.1200.

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About Specialty Coating Systems
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, SCS is the worldwide leader in Parylene conformal coating services, systems, and materials.  SCS has over 40 years of application experience and expertise in the medical device, electronics, automotive and military industries.  With eleven coating facilities throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, SCS leverages its worldwide Parylene coating resources in order to meet its customers’ needs on a global basis.  The company also offers industry-leading liquid coating systems, including spray, spin and dip coating systems, and ionic contamination test systems.  To find out more about SCS and its industry-leading product lines, visit the company’s website at www.scscoatings.com.

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