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Disease-Fighting Materials Spotlighted at MD&M West

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Elizabeth M
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Re: Materials doing a lot more this year
Elizabeth M   2/20/2014 3:03:06 PM
Interesting slideshow, Ann. I think it's interesting to note the evolution of these type of products, as you do here. I knew about antimicrobial medical materials but didn't know about the rest. It's an important area as well, given that these superbugs that develop in hospitals are the cause of death for a lot more people than one would think.

Ann R. Thryft
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Materials doing a lot more this year
Ann R. Thryft   2/20/2014 1:25:33 PM
I was surprised at how much more these materials, especially the plastics, are doing this year compared to last year's show. Last year most of the new lines were antimicrobial and could withstand one sterilization process. This year, they're  antimicrobial and can withstand multiple sterilization processes, plus harsher cleaning chemicals.

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