TAKE CONTROL! VISUALISE BIOFILM CONTAMINATION
Unlike current techniques that can fail to detect contamination protected by biofilm, OneLife's innovative solutions degrade biofilm matrices and expose sheltered bacteria. These can then be detected and removed. our babyscope is an Inspection tool for Medical Devices with lumens, such as flexible endoscopes.
Why are biofilms an issue?
Biofilms are responsible for 65% of all infections.¹
are subject to contamination by biofilms.
Cleaning is crucial
It is impossible to disinfect or even sterilize inadequately-cleaned medical devices.4
Bacteria are up to 1000x more tolerant to biocides if in a biofilm. ⁷
is favored inside biofilms due to horizontal transfer of genes carrying antibiotics-resistance. ⁵
BIOFILMS IN BRIEF
Most biofilms are multi-species. Even non biofilm-forming microbes can be sheltered in a biofilm (incl. multi-drug resistant bacteria like MRSA, CRE, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Legionella, E. coli, Viruses and Fungi). ⁶
Biofilms develop frequently on Medical Devices.
Horizontal transfer of genes carrying antiobiotics-resistance is favored inside biofilms. ⁸
Biofilms form a protective barrier around infectious micro-organisms and enhance survival of exposure to antimicrobials.
Inorganic and organic materials interfere with the effectiveness of disinfectants and sterilization.³
Disinfectants are mostly tested against planktonic (free) bacteria, although 99% of bacteria naturally exist in a biofilm.
More detailed facts in : Biofilm knowledge center >