BioCote® Antimicrobial Technology used in Abacus bath proven effective against feline coronavirus.
We are delighted to report that BioCote® antimicrobial technology, which is integrated into all our baths, has proven effective against feline coronavirus, providing further data that supports the anti-viral properties of the technology.
As part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, we are the only specialist bath manufacturer capable of providing built-in hygienic protection. BioCote is a silver-ion additive that is included during the GRP manufacturing process so cannot be wiped or worn away. It provides 99.9% 24/7 protection against many microbes such as influenza A H1N1, E. coli, Salmonella, and MRSA. Microbes cannot survive on material treated with BioCote® as it constantly works to reduce their presence on the protected surface of Gainsborough baths. Recent laboratory tests with BioCote® have proven that feline coronavirus (not SARS-CoV-2) is reduced by up to 90% within two hours.
This evidence demonstrates the antiviral efficacy of BioCote® against a member of the coronavirus family.. Using a Gainsborough accessible bath at home or in a rehab facility provides safety and comfort for all because of the superior design aspects of our products. The addition of antimicrobial properties to our products provides an added layer of performance to the baths, delivering further hygiene benefits. BioCote® is an invisible technology that is reliable and also helps with stain and odour reduction.
Peter Eckhardt, CEO, Gainsborough Healthcare Group, comments:
“Our proven and trusted BioCote® treated baths continue to benefit vulnerable bathers, families and carers during these challenging times. The news that a strain of feline coronavirus can be combatted effectively by BioCote® is really encouraging.. Meanwhile our Abacus trusted assessors and engineers continue to safely support families and Occupational Therapists through our virus protection promise. “