In 2008, Greg Judah, a Dallas-area businessman, spent time in a major hospital while his son was having open-heart surgery. During this time, he realized the patient gowns, designed in 1919, caused patient distress on several levels. With a background of more than four decades of apparel design, and an intimate knowledge of textile fabrics, Mr. Judah immediately went to work developing a fabric and a new style. On the same floor were two known cases of staph infection.
The healthcare industry is aware of the ongoing challenges raised by Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) creating a staggering annual revenue loss. While the Center for Disease Control has published many guidelines for HAIs, currently, there are no antibiotics or immunizations to prevent their rapid growth. In spite of current safeguards, touch contamination has been proven to be a significant risk factor, exposing healthcare workers and patients to dangerous life-threatening pathogens. Every year, countless individuals die due to the spread of HAIs.
In November of 2016, after more than seven years of trials and failures, Microbicbloc found a solution. By inventing a bacteriostatic chemical compound and applying it to all fibers found in healthcare settings, such as but not limited to, exam gowns, bedding, staff apparel, and surgical soft products, the spread of HAIs can be dramatically reduced. Microbicbloc is a treatment that can be applied and finished in a closed environment.
World accredited and esteemed laboratories, such as Biotech in India and Microchem in Round Rock, Texas, tested Microbicbloc. After numerous improvements, upgrades and enhancements, test results are compelling.
Test results have shown that when Microbicbloc is applied to fabric for use in a healthcare or surgical setting, there is a 99.7% initial kill rate of pathogens. Even after 50 industrial washings, the kill rate is still 99.2%. No other product comparable to Microbicbloc exists.
Implementation of Microbicbloc will make a dramatic impact on the healthcare industry. From a health, safety and cost standpoint, the motivation to incorporate Microbicbloc as part of a standard operating process will restore trust and safety to the healthcare environment. Healthcare workers will feel safe and proud to be involved in the increased overall well-being for their patients. The problem of HAIs, a top concern for decades, can finally be significantly reduced with the advanced technology of Microbicbloc.