Press Release Summary:
Tripp Lite’s line of medical-grade power strips and surge protectors feature antimicrobial protection to its 22 models. The medical grade products are coated with a patented antimicrobial silver ionic powder coating that is designed to reduce the risks of healthcare-acquired infections in hospitals and other medical environments. The coating meets the international standard for evaluating efficacy in antimicrobial products.
Original Press Release:
Tripp Lite Exclusive: Medical-Grade Products Include Patented Coating to Reduce Microbial Cross-Contamination
Tripp Lite has introduced antimicrobial protection to its full 22‑model line of medical-grade power strips and surge protectors.
Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has introduced antimicrobial protection to its full 22‑model line of medical-grade power strips and surge protectors.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate nearly two million hospital patients annually contract a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI), at a cost of $36 million a year. Tripp Lite’s solutions have a patented coating designed to help reduce the risk of HAIs in hospitals and other medical environments. Any object in a healthcare setting frequently handled by staff, patients or visitors becomes a potential breeding ground for harmful microbes such as C. diff and MRSA.
By adding an antimicrobial silver ionic powder coating to all of its power strips and surge protectors designed for healthcare use, Tripp Lite is helping medical staff reduce the transfer of dangerous microbes. The coating meets the requirements of JIS Z 2801:2000, an international standard for evaluating efficacy in antimicrobial products. The EPA-registered coating is 99.9 percent effective in inhibiting the growth of bacteria, viruses, mold and fungi on surfaces.
“With healthcare-acquired infections on the rise, it is imperative medical facilities utilize technology to help slow the spread of bacteria and other microbes,” said Jim Folk, Tripp Lite’s Director of Healthcare Solutions. “This is another tool for managers of clinics, hospitals and medical offices to use in the fight against infections.”
Key Features of Tripp Lite’s Medical-Grade Power Strips and Surge Protectors
- Antimicrobial coating helps reduce risks of cross-contamination
- Meet CMS and Joint Commission regulations
- Largest selection of medical-grade power strips and surge protectors
- ULTRA models include patented fault protection for standalone use in patient-care vicinities