• Anti-microbial protection
• Trace levels of Silver encapsulated in the product
• Interrupts the cell's ability to function
• Remains active for the life of the product
• Active against all common bacteria and fungi
• Applied to all the following Stuart® equipment external components:
Metal work - in the paint
Plastic mouldings - in the colour
Fascia - in the lacquer
The potential for cross contamination or infection from equipment in the workplace has never been greater. To help combat this risk, the complete Stuart® range of benchtop laboratory equipment is now protected with BioCote,® a unique additive applied during the manufacturing process, utilising active agent silver to provide long-term effective antimicrobial protection. BioCote® will effectively protect your Stuart® product against a wide range of bacteria and fungi such as Aspergillus niger (Black Mould), Steptococcus faecalis, Salmonella enteritidis, Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA), Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes
.for the useful life of the equipment. BioCote is also effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including MRSA.
Where manufacturing processes allow the BioCote active ingredient is added to every possible external part of a piece of Stuart® equipment. Because the active silver ions are added during manufacture they are chemically bound within the material and won't leach out or rub off.
The BioCote finish inhibits the ability of the bacteria to reproduce. Without the ability to reproduce the bacteria will naturally die, normally within 8 hours. This has the effect of reducing the levels of the bacteria by up to 99% during an 8 hour period. On a non BioCote protected product the levels of bacteria could grow exponentially.
For more information on Biocote visit our frequently asked questions
page or download a Biocote brochure