Bactiguard develops and supplies infection prevention solutions. The Bactiguard technology reduces the risk of healthcare infections such as Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, microbial adhesion to the surface of medical devices, thereby decreasing the risk of biofilm formation leading to infection, and reducing the use of antibiotics. The result? Cost reductions for the healthcare industry as a whole. Founded in 2005, Bactiguard provides innovative and reliable medical technology in 40 countries around the globe. The Bactiguard BIP Endotracheal Tube and BIP ETT Evac have been clinically proven with 100,000 patients to reduce the risk of infection.
Bactiguard Infection Protection Endotracheal Tubes (BIP ETT) are used to secure an open airway during anesthesia or when intubation is necessary and is approved for use up to 30 days. The BIP ETT is made of phthalate-free PVC with Bactiguard coating on the inside and outside of the tube. The BIP ETT has a beveled tip, Murphy Eye, and high volume-low pressure cuff to minimize trachea damage. The coating is environmentally friendly and does not require additional procedures for use or disposal.
The BIP Endotracheal Tube Evac combines the subglottic secretion drainage with the clinically proven ability of the Bactiguard coating to reduce microbial adhesion. The subglottic secretion drainage reduces the risk of infection even further. The BIP ETT has a beveled tip, Murphy Eye, and high volume-low pressure cuff to minimize trachea damage. The coating is environmentally friendly and does not require additional procedures for use or disposal. The BIP ETT Evac is approved for use for up to 30 days.
The Bactiguard Technology: Reducing Microbial Adhesion
The Bactiguard technology, Bactiguard Infection Protection (BIP) is situated on a thin noble metal alloy coating. This is attached to Bactiguard’s medical devices. In contact with fluids, the metals create a galvanic effect which reduces microbial adhesion. This leads to a fewer amount of bacteria adhering to the medical device, which in turn reduces the risk of biofilm formation that would lead to infection.