Hydro AG Antibacterial Coating
Fujifilm has developed a durable antibacterial nano-coating called Hydro AG, which provides an innovative layer of protection that suppresses growth of various types of bacteria, microorganisms and mold on a portable or detector's surfaces.
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) are infections developed by patients while receiving treatment in healthcare facilities for other medical conditions. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that approximately 1 in 25 patients in a healthcare facility contracts at least 1 HAI during their stay.1
In an effort to help reduce the alarming rate of HAIs, Fujifilm has developed an exclusive antibacterial silver-ion coating, Hydro AG™, which provides an innovative layer of added protection to suppress growth of various types of bacteria, microorganisms and mold on a portable or detector’s surfaces. It is 99.99% effective against most common bacteria, 100 times* more effective than traditional coatings and 10,000 times* more effective than surfaces with no coating.
Hydro AG, coupled with properly followed Infection Control policies, can provide an added safety measure in preventing the colonization of bacteria on detector surfaces. This specialized coating is included on Fujifilm's FDR D-EVO II and FDR D-EVO III detectors and on the FDR AQRO mobile system, is ideal for high-risk and sterile field areas such as the ICU, NICU, OR and most any isolation area.
*Based on residual bacteria counts.
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HAIs at a Glance.
https://www.cdc.gov/hai/surveillance/index.html. Accessed Feb 12, 2018.