Sectors

It has been estimated that as many as 80% of all microbial infections, both medical and environmental, are the result of biofilm encased microorganisms. As a result, the field of biofilm testing is applicable to all scenarios where microorganisms are or could potentially prove difficult to treat and control.

Biofilms can be problematic in healthcare environments such as chronic wounds, catheters and medical devices and may also require control within environmental settings, water treatment plants and even pose problems to large sea vessels. Consequently there are a huge range of products available for the treatment and control of biofilms within these sectors. The relative efficacy of existing treatments, coupled with research and development into new products, can all be assessed here at Perfectus Biomed.

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    Wound Care

    We recognise that chronic wounds, such as those associated with diabetes and pressure ulcers, have a dramatic negative effect on patient well-being in terms of decreasing patient quality of life, increasing and prolonging pain and increasing the percentage of amputations. By supporting companies who produce chronic wound care products we aim to help; decrease patient pain, decrease the number of amputations resulting from long term chronic wounds and increase patient quality of life.

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    Medical Devices

    Infections relating to medical implants such as catheters, stents and joint prosthesis can result in local and systemic infection, implant replacement, patient pain and discomfort and associated healthcare costs. An improvement in the antimicrobial nature of medical implants helps to improve patient well-being and minimise healthcare costs.

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    Disinfectant Testing

    Disinfectant testing to support infection control is vital in healthcare settings and in the community. Microorganisms can be spread by direct and indirect contact and can persist on hard surfaces for prolonged periods of time.

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    Dental

    The concept of chronic microbial infections, and more specifically the term biofilm, initially entered the scientific and microbiological world in relation to dental biofilms such as plaque. Plaque is the most well-known and researched area of biofilm research with well understood causes and consequences.

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    Contact lenses

    Contact lens infections can lead to bacterial keratitis and red eye irritation and in severe cases blindness. These problems can be exasperated with the use of extended wear lenses.

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    Marine / Water Treatment

    Microbial contamination in water systems is a global problem that spans industries ranging from water treatment plants to shipping. Microbial infections within water treatment plants pose a wide spread health risk to the population and when these infections become biofilm related they can prove exceptionally difficult to remove from tubes, pipes and water vats.

Our library of test organism includes…

Choose from our library of test organism including standard reference strains, clinical isolates and environmental isolates.

Single or mixed species assays containing:

Acinetobacter baumannii, Actinomyces naeslundii, Adenovirus (human), Aspergillus brasiliensis, Aspergillums niger, Aureobasidium pullulans, Bacillus cereus, Bacillus subtilis, Camplylobacter jejuni, Candida albicans, Clostridium difficile, Corynebacterium minutissimum, Enterobacter cloacae, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium (VRE), Enterococcus hirae, Escherichia coli, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Haemophilus influenzae, Heliocbacter pylori, Halomonas magadiensis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Lactobacillus casei, MRSA, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria subflava, Porphyromonas ginigvalis, Prevotella nigrescens, Propionibacterium acnes, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enteritidis, Shigella dysenteriae, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA), Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus haemolyticus, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus zooepidemicus, Tannerella forsythia, Trichophyton rubrum, Veillonella dispar. WHO Priority organisms. Other- please ask.