|Amended EPA registration significantly expands Stay Fresh uses|
|August 09, 2012 (USA)|
Quick-Med Technologies Inc announced that it has received an amended registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Company's proprietary Stay Fresh Antimicrobial.
The amendment significantly expands the approved use sites on which Stay Fresh, the novel hydrogen peroxide-based antimicrobial technology, may be applied to treat and preserve substrate surfaces. In total, 30 new sites were added to the EPA product label for Stay Fresh Antimicrobial including such diverse uses as incontinence pads, wound dressings, shoe liners and inserts, aprons, shower curtains, backpacks, luggage, lumber, superabsorbent polymers, and adhesives.
The amended registration also clarifies use rates for different types of material preservation based on intended use of the article to be treated with Stay Fresh Antimicrobial. It provides for three application levels -- an "ultimate" durability rate, a "standard" application rate, and a warehouse "inventory protection" rate.
Stay Fresh Antimicrobial is eco-friendly, safe, non-toxic, and cost effective, and has been proven durable to as many as 100 wash cycles. Stay Fresh technology maintains its high performance in diverse laundering conditions ranging from the increasingly popular cold-water laundry cycles to high temperature commercial laundering, with or without chlorine bleach.
Originally developed to meet the demanding requirements of a military uniform application, Quick-Med began its Stay Fresh commercialization efforts with apparel and other consumer textile applications. The Company has begun to broaden its focus to include medical devices and has filed a 510(k) Premarket Notification with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a device that incorporates Stay Fresh Antimicrobial technology. While hydrogen peroxide has been used in medical devices and in medical applications for decades, this represents the first FDA submission for a device with Stay Fresh technology. The device comprises a new antimicrobial medical material that has been developed for use as prevention against damage to skin from abrasion within skin folds.
The "Stay Fresh Skin Fold Management Textile" is a medical absorbent textile product treated with Stay Fresh to provide a barrier against microbial colonization in the textile fabric. The device is intended to be used between skin folds of patients to provide moisture management as well as control of microorganisms in the textile. A 510(k) clearance will allow product marketing and can serve as predicate for additional Premarket Notification submissions for other devices containing Stay Fresh technology.
"We are delighted that the adaptability of our Stay Fresh technology qualifies its use in this broader range of applications now included in our EPA registration," said Bernd Liesenfeld, President of Quick-Med. "Our 510(k) submission is an important step toward our objective of commercializing a wide range of consumer and healthcare applications incorporating our highly effective, extraordinarily durable Stay Fresh antimicrobial technology."
Stay Fresh Antimicrobial is Quick-Med's newest patent-pending technology platform, offering a breakthrough in antimicrobial protection. Today's leading freshness-enhancing textiles technologies are unable to control certain bacteria and unable to maintain efficacy throughout the life of the product.
|Quick-Med Technologies Inc|