EPA approval for Applied Silvers’ patented SilvaClean

Applied Silver Inc. announced receiving federal approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make public health claims for its patented SilvaClean® product in healthcare and sports medicine industries.

It is for the first time that EPA has approved public health claims for a residual antimicrobial laundry additive, thus agreeing that SilvaClean is an efficacious addition to Healthcare and Sports Infection Control programs. According to Dr. Priya Balachandran – microbiology/infectious disease expert and vice president at Applied Silver – it is a transformative moment for healthcare professionals, patients, and their families who worry about the spread in infections in all healthcare settings.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 25 admitted patients get healthcare-associated infections (HAI); HAIs are a significant and growing concern among infectious disease experts, healthcare workers and facility executives; and hospitals and sports programs spend billions of dollars annually to address this problem.

Dr. Balachandran: “Infection control programs that include SilvaClean along with standard practices such as hand hygiene and hard surface cleaning have been demonstrated to have reduced HAI rates in clinical settings”. SilvaClean is a smart technology system that infuses textiles with pure silver ions during the laundry rinse cycle, where they bond with fabrics to residually kill pathogens, mold and mildew, eliminating odors, helping to remove stains and reducing static. SilvaClean is a patented, EPA approved laundry additive product enabled by an Internet of Things (IoT) dispensing system that leaves fabrics with residual antimicrobial properties even after laundering (e.g. in storage, during handling and in use).