Blickman Industries to Launch Innovative Product Line to Protect Against Healthcare-Associated Infections
Creating Safer Human Environments
Blickman Industries, the market leader in stainless steel and chrome equipment for over 130 years, is now partnering with Allied BioScience, an Infection Prevention company specializing in continuously active antimicrobial surface coatings, to launch an innovative product line of protected medical equipment.
Hospital equipment is constantly on the move and is often shared amongst patients, healthcare professionals and rooms, and therefore has the potential to become a vector for contamination andpathogen transmission. Recent work has underlined the heightened environmental microbial burden as a contributing factor to the risk of HAIs.(1)
“With the enhanced understanding of the risks posed by environmental bioburden, we are excited to partner with Allied BioScience as we once again raise the industry standard for high quality, safe, durable medical equipment,” said Anthony Lorenzo, CEO of Blickman Industries.
Blickman Industries and Allied BioScience share a deep dedication to public health and a mission to help protect patients and reduce illnesses caused by HAIs. This partnership launches a new layer of defense with continuous antimicrobial protection for key medical equipment.
A broad portfolio of Blickman’s stainless steel and chrome medical equipment with continuous antimicrobial protection will be available to ship in January 2020. Products coated include:
• IV poles
• Case Carts
• Mayo Stands
• Warming Cabinets
• OR Cabinets
An Innovative Partnership
“Both Allied BioScience and Blickman understand the challenges posed by high-touch surfaces and shared equipment in pathogen transmission and we are committed to providing healthcare professionals with enhanced and continuous antimicrobial protection,” said Mike Ruley, Chief Executive Officer, Allied BioScience. “This partnership underlines our shared commitment to safer environments patients, staff and visitors. With Blickman’s best-in-class, American-made stainless steel solutions and our novel, non-toxic coating healthcare professionals now have enhanced protection on the essential equipment they use every day.”
About Blickman Industries:
Offering the highest quality of products and services to acute care hospitals, primary care offices and surgery centers across the nation, Blickman’s innovative products are renowned for their durability and optimal performance.
To learn more about Blickman Industries, visit https://www.blickman.com/
About Allied BioScience:
Allied BioScience is dedicated to improving public health by developing innovative solutions to create cleaner human environments. Allied BioScience specializes in revolutionary, always-on antimicrobial coatings that provide continuous and long-lasting surface protection across public spaces.
To learn more about Allied BioScience, visit https://www.alliedbioscience.com/
1 Rutala WA et al. ICHE 2018;38:1118-1121