Sharklet Technologies, Inc. manufactures Sharklet textured film products that may be converted into surface skins to create bacterial inhibition on high-touch environmental surfaces. These films are ideally suited for surfaces in healthcare, public restrooms, point of sale counter tops or other frequently touched bacteria-prone surfaces where bacterial inhibition is desired.

Sharklet patterned films are a flexible, cost-effective and innovative bacterial solution. Our films:

  • Keep surfaces cleaner between cleanings.  The Sharklet pattern is always at work and serves as a safety net when hand washing and standard cleaning protocols fail.
  • Offer no risk for antimicrobial resistance. Sharklet uses structure alone to disrupt bacterial attachment, not antimicrobial agents that contribute to the development of “superbugs.”
  • Offer a defense against multiple strains of bacteria. Sharklet has been shown to be effective against many Gram-negative and Gram-positive strains, including clinical isolates, in different media and flow conditions. Positive results have been shown against Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, VRE, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and E. coli.
  • Offer an opportunity to reduce costs while increasing overall surface hygiene. In the healthcare sector, hospital-acquired infections account for more than $30 billion in excess healthcare costs each year. The cost of these infections is estimated between $8,000 and $15,000 per patient. Sharklet may help reduce the risk of exposure to disease-causing bacteria on surfaces.
*Use of the Sharklet micropattern is intended to be a supplement to standard infection control practices, not a substitute. While Sharklet has been shown to reduce bacterial colonization on surfaces between cleanings, users should continue to follow all current infection control practices related to cleaning and disinfection of surfaces.

Contact us at bd@sharklet.com for a quote if you are interested in purchasing Sharklet film.