BASF (Florham Park, NJ) offers Hygentic® technology, a series of silver antimicrobials with different properties regarding silver release rate and mechanism. They can be used alone or in combination to tailor the release of active silver to meet application requirements. Hygentic allows continuous, controlled release of active silver ions over extended time intervals. It can be processed in a wide range of materials for medical devices and is tolerant to high temperature processing.

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This article first appeared in the May, 2011 issue of Medical Design Briefs Magazine.

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