CuVerro® and Pedigo Products Join Forces to Develop New Healthcare Products Featuring Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces

November 14, 2012

Louisville, KY (PRWEB)

Count Pedigo Products among the growing list of major healthcare equipment manufacturers to join the fight against hospital-acquired infections with products featuring CuVerro® Antimicrobial Copper touch surfaces.

The Vancouver, Washington-based company now offers a series of CuVerro® copper alloy stretcher rails, which officials see as an important step in the healthcare industry’s ongoing battle against bacteria. Clinical trials have shown that bedrails are typically the most contaminated surfaces in hospital rooms.

Other current Pedigo products featuring CuVerro® touch surfaces include IV stands, linen hampers and infusion pump stands. Expect to see more in the near future from the 65-year-old firm, long known for developing innovative products designed to reduce bacterial transmission.

“All Pedigo products feature the benefits of our exclusive Steril-Gard engineering and production guidelines, which are well-known throughout the healthcare field,” company spokesman Tom Hillebrand said. “Partnering with CuVerro® on the next generation of bacteria-fighting products is the next logical step for us.”

CuVerro® Business Development Director Peter Gude agreed. “We see enormous potential for CuVerro® in the Pedigo product line, which is exceptionally diverse,” he said. Pedigo offers more than 200 products in its healthcare line that include stretchers, seating, instrument tables, surgical case carts, mayo stands, bassinets, and sterile processing equipment.

“We’re committed to building an actionable suite of innovative antimicrobial products for numerous segments of the healthcare market,” Gude pointed out, “and Pedigo Products is one of the key strategic partners with whom CuVerro® is working to achieve that goal.” CuVerro® is an Olin Brass company wholly owned by GBC Metals, Inc. and the world leader in providing antimicrobial copper surfaces for product manufacturers serving the healthcare, education, hospitality, and select other industries. For more information, please visit http://www.cuverro.com or call 502-873-3029.