ANTIBACTERIAL 3D PRINTING, CLINICAL USE Nº10: The Otoscope is one of the most used Medical Devices for its simplicity and...
We are a Chilean company founded by professionals passionate about the impact that new technologies have on the quality of life of people. We believe in the power of innovation to reshape the future.
The statistics are worrying:
· 10% of all worldwide patients admitted in a hospital will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI)
· Annually in the US, 2 million of patients gets infected in hospitals
· 100.000 of them die
· The estimated cost for the US Healthcare System is USD 45 Billion
· 50% of HAI’s at worldwide level are attributable to bacterial contamination of Medical Devices
Our portfolio of materials is scientifically tested in microbiology laboratories and has successfully approved the most demanding mechanical tests.
We use the best and purest copper in the world to develop a powerful additive based on copper nanoparticles among other elements. This additive is patented and internationally protected.
We work with the best polymers in the world to obtain high quality products. Currently we have two product lines: PLA (PLACTIVE) and PETG (NanoClean)
We have rigorous manufacturing processes with ISO and ROHS certifications
We have formats of 500 gr, 1 Kg and 3 Kg. in different concentrations of additive, 1%, 2% and 3% to cover the different needs of our customers.
Medicine, Innovation, Technology and Engineering seamlessly integrated in our team:
Electronic Engineer, MSc in Innovation U. Adolfo Ibáñez, Background in Technologies for Mineral Processing. 14 years experience in industrial sectors linked to automation, robotics and engineering technologies.
Physical Therapist, MBA, MSc in Innovation U. Adolfo Ibañez, Diploma in Marketing & Sales U. Adolfo Ibáñez. Background in Marketing, Innovation and Business Models in the Healthcare Industry.
Rehabilitation Expert, MSc in Innovation U. Adolfo Ibáñez, Vast career leading Institutes of Neurology and Rehabilitation. Expert in Regulatory Issues.
Industrial Civil Engineer, Background in 3D Printing Industry and AM Materials.
These are some of the questions that people ask us often. If you have any additional questions contact us and we will quickly get in touch with you to resolve them.
Absolutely. It behaves like a high quality PLA or PETG, with its mechanical properties intact. The only (big) difference is that contains an antibacterial nano-additive that does not alter the base polymer.
ABSOLUTELY YES! This is the magic behind the concept of “Antibacterial 3D Printing”, you can print anything you want with fully antibacterial properties! We call this new kind of objects “AntibiObjects”.
We create this portfolio of materials thinking about people who are developing 3D printed medical devices and other projects where antibacterial properties could play an important role. Although our products are certified and have properties that make them especially suitable for manufacturing medical devices, according to the regulations of each country the medical devices may have to go through an additional certification process.
ABSOLUTELY NOT! This patented and scientifically certified additive, when used at the appropriate concentrations, does not produce any toxic effect in healthy people or patients.
All the concentrations and formats of our products have proven to be highly effective in eliminating + 99% of microorganisms such as fungi, viruses and bacteria. The only difference is that in concentrations of 3% the maximum antibacterial activity is faster (less than 6 hours) than for example at 1% (18-24 hours). After 24 hours all the concentrations reach a maximum of antibacterial activity that is maintained over time, without suffering a decrease in its effectiveness.
We want to inspire you to change the world and impact on the quality of life of people with this new breed of antibacterial objects. Here you have some ideas of the infinite applications that you can make with our portfolio of materials.
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