BioCote® technology

BioCote® technology is built into Ponte Giulio’s grab bars, shower seats and accessories to protect them against a wide range of microbes, including bacteria, mould and some viruses.

Once incorporated into a product, BioCote® silver-ion based technology, actively reduces the risk of cross-contamination by preventing the colonization of microbes on a protected surface. The built-in protection works constantly to reduce the presence of microbes. Thanks to the multi-modal effect of BioCote®, not only do the bacteria reduce consistently on a protected surface, but the technology does not cause antibiotic resistance.
BioCote® reduces the number of microbes on a surface by up to 86% in just 15 minutes, 99.5% in two hours and up to 99.99%. Actively complementing existing hygiene practices such as hand hygiene and thorough product cleaning regimes, BioCote® provides an additional layer of protection.

Why should you care about microbes and antimicrobial technology?
• Bacteria such as MRSA and Escherichia-coli can survive on hard surfaces for many months leading to possible cross-contamination;
• Microbes such as mould can extract nutrients from materials and so compromise their properties and performance reducing a product's lifetime;
• BioCote® technology proved to deactivate some viruses;
• BioCote® antimicrobial technology proved to be effective against a wide range of microbes such as: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Legionella, Campylobacter, Pseudomonas, Shigella, H1N1 virus, Aspergillus Niger.

How does BioCote® work on Ponte Giulio’s grab bars, shower seats and accessories?
• BioCote® is incorporated into products at the point of manufacture;
• Silver ions are then available to act against bacteria that contaminate the surface;
• Silver ions bind with the bacteria;
• Silver ions damage the bacteria in a number of ways, disrupting their normal functioning;
• Bacteria are unable to reproduce and, therefore, die.

Why choose Biocote® treated grab bars, seats and accessories.

• Active 24/7;
• Full protection against microbes;
• Reduced microbial levels up to 99.99% ;
• Effective against a wide range of microbes;
• Active for the expected lifetime of the product.