Sharklet’s textured film products can 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.