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Quick-Med to register 'Stay Fresh Antimicrobial Technology'
07
Jul '10
Quick-Med Technologies, Inc., a leader in developing innovative antimicrobial technologies for the healthcare and consumer markets, announced its application for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of the Company's proprietary Stay Fresh antimicrobial textiles technology.

Stay Fresh provides durable, long-lasting antimicrobial efficacy against 99.999% of both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, for as many as 75 laundering cycles. To obtain EPA registration for Stay Fresh, Quick-Med has submitted data to the agency showing that an inert binder in the formulation bonds the active agent to the fabric. This inert binder tethers the eco-friendly active ingredient to fibers or fabrics to eliminate odor causing bacteria and fungi. The Company notes that EPA has not yet evaluated or approved the efficacy or other data submitted to support its registration.

"We are pleased to announce our submission for EPA registration of Stay Fresh," said Dr. Gerald M. Olderman, Vice President of Research and Development at Quick-Med Technologies. "Today's leading freshness-enhancing textiles technologies are not very effective against certain types of bacteria and cannot maintain efficacy after repeated laundering. Pending EPA registration, Stay Fresh can provide antimicrobial protection within a variety of textiles, allowing textile manufacturers to meet growing consumer demand for fabrics that protect against infection and odor causing bacteria. With bacterial resistance on the rise, our Stay Fresh technology is particularly ideal for workers in the medical and educational fields, armed forces, and other communal settings where risk of infection is high."

In the U.S., hospital- and community-acquired infections are preventable epidemics that cause 100,000 deaths and cost the healthcare system $10 billion each year.

Stay Fresh is Quick-Med's newest patent-pending technology platform, offering textile companies a breakthrough in antimicrobial protection to enhance and differentiate their products. Today's leading freshness-enhancing textiles technologies are unable to destroy certain bacteria and unable to maintain efficacy throughout the life of the product. Stay Fresh is designed to overcome these limitations by providing cost-effective, durable, and sustained antimicrobial protection. Stay Fresh provides durable, long-lasting antimicrobial efficacy against 99.999% of both Gram-positive and Gram negative bacteria. The safe, eco-friendly active ingredient in Stay Fresh is bonded to fibers or fabrics to retain its efficacy for as many as 75 laundering cycles, in hot or cold water. The Company notes that EPA has not yet evaluated or approved the efficacy or other data submitted to support its registration.

Quick-Med Technologies Inc

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