Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / MGI bags patent for fabric with antimicrobial properties
MGI bags patent for fabric with antimicrobial properties
13
May '13
Bert Rubinsky, CEO of Medical Grade Innovations (MGI), is announcing he has been issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on fabric with antimicrobial properties. The patent number is 13/207,392.

The fabric, “B++” will first be used to create bactericidal incontinent pads, sheets, pillow cases, patient gowns and operating room apparel and sold to medical institutions and facilities through MGI. Bactericidal is defined as “preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms.”

“Our goal is to minimize the bacterial pollution in our medical environments. Just because the apparel and textiles within the hospital look clean, doesn’t mean they actually are. Bacterial pathogens on conventional fabrics used in health care settings can grow by 10-fold over a 24-hour period,” said Bert Rubinsky, CEO and founder, Medical Grade Innovations.

“There have been many great strides in best practice guidelines and preventative care, but we must also focus on the soft surfaces, such as the patient bed, patient, and health care professional to reduce the incidence of pathogens leading to infections.”

Data from as far back as 1969, shows that conventional fabric – poly-cotton used by medical institutions and clinics contributes to bacterial pathogen growth. In addition, bacterial pathogens can survive on poly-cotton up to 60 days if unwashed. Independent tests done at Accugen Laboratories showed that B++ fabric was 99.9% effective against inhibiting leading hospital acquired infections including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Klebsiella and Pseudomonas.

“We have our police officers in bullet proof vests and our firefighters in fire retardant clothing. Our chicken farmers even follow strict operational procedures when it comes to apparel,” said Rubinsky. “Our medical professionals and those seeking medical care deserve at least the same protection.”

Medical Grade Innovations also sells a bacteriostatic scrub, doctor coat, and necktie. All Medical Grade Innovations products are made from fabric that has a longer lifecycle and in some cases, lower wash and dry temperatures than what is used in health care today, leading to long-term cost savings.

About Medical Grade Innovations, LLC

Medical Grade Innovations (MGI) aims to reduce opportunities for bacterial pathogen growth, and improve energy efficiency and H2E compliance, by offering better apparel and textile products made from innovative bacteriostatic and bactericidal fabrics. MGI B++ products are 99.9% effective against inhibiting the growth of bacterial pathogens that can lead to hospital acquired infections, such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Klebsiella and Pseudomonas.

MGI’s bacteriostatic scrubs, doctor coats and ties can be washed at home on a cold wash cycle and dried on a low heat setting. The Medical Grade Innovations website is currently under construction.

Medical Grade Innovations

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2017

Net profit at Indorama Ventures zooms 145% in 2016

Net profit at Thailand headquartered and Aloke Lohia led Indorama...

Information Technology | On 21st Feb 2017

ThreadSol launches IntelloBuy & IntelloCut in Vietnam

ThreadSol, the pioneer of enterprise material management for sewn...

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2017

GST to reduce documentation for logistics firms: CBRE

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to result in a reduction...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search