Cybernet a US based company with offices in China and APAC announced ( February 2020) the world’s first fully antimicrobial medical computer. The company’s medical grade computers have always featured a housing with antimicrobial properties baked directly into the resin, however now, can offer a fully antimicrobial touch glass as well so the entire device is 100% protected against the formation of bacteria.
This innovation comes on the heels of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS in the US) updating their mandate for the reduction of HAIs (hospital acquired infections) in hospitals for 2020. Preventing the spread of disease within a hospital has been a difficult battle for healthcare facilities over the years, and this is another tool in that fight for clinicians to use.
The technology used to create the touch glass is a patented process that bonds the antimicrobial properties to the glass, meaning it will never degrade or wipe off, even after the use of chemical disinfectants. It is the first time that this technology has been applied to such a large touchscreen, and is an important breakthrough as EMR software and the use of touchscreen computers has become near ubiquitous in healthcare facilities.
Cybernet antimicrobial glass on the left hand side and non-antimicrobial glass on the right side
Ali Bagheri, VP of Global Operations at Cybernet commented, “We have always prided ourselves on being on the cutting edge of medical grade computing technology. The development of this antimicrobial touch glass is just another technological innovation that Cybernet has brought to the HIT space. When you think about it, the glass on an all-in-one computer is one of the most touched surfaces in a hospital. It just made sense for us to protect that surface with an antimicrobial agent.”
The antimicrobial touch glass will be available on the 20”, 22”, and 24” models. It has been tested and received certification from the FDA for both food and medical device use, and has passed the Fungal Resistance Tests for Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Chaetomium fungi. This breakthrough glass will be available immediately on the CyberMed S series and NB series medical computers as an optional feature.
Cybermed NB medical panel
Cybernet is a privately owned company with 450+ employees worldwide. In APAC, Cybernet has offices in Guangdong, China, Taipei and Australia.
Source: Cybernet US