About Hospital Acquired Infections
Hospital acquired infections have become a global epidemic and a major problem for hospitals around the world.
Those infections involve violent bacterial strains resistant to antibiotic treatments, and currently constitute the first cause of death in hospitals.
Hospitals and various service providers are doing all they can to avoid such infections, while insurance companies and health authorities are trying to impose regulations by fines and sanctions.
Hospital acquired infections are very common, and often cause an increase in the duration of hospitalization time of the infected patient and as a result, a major increase in costs involved in the healing process, both by the hospitals, the insurance companies, and the government healthcare institutions.
The result is a significant burden on the entire healthcare industry, and a catastrophe for the infected patients families’.
One of the main sources of infection in hospitals are the hospital textiles. Textiles act as a bacteria hub, with millions of bacterias forming on every non-antibacterial textile in the world. When we are healthy, our immune system can cope with those bacterias, but when we are sick or hurt, our immune system is weaker and any infection can turn deadly.
Nano Textile presents the only viable anti-bacterial textile nano-coating solution for hospitals, and thus received 12m EURO in funding from the FP7 initiative by the European Commission for the entire R&D phase.