5 Reasons to Use Hot Plates with Antimicrobial Coating

Cole-Parmer Stuart Undergrad Analog hotplate stirrer

Stay safe when using and sharing instruments in your workplace

The potential for cross contamination or infection from shared instruments in the workplace is great. To help combat these risks, use products such as the Cole-Parmer® Stuart™ Undergrad hot plates and stirring hot plates that are protected with BioCote® antimicrobial coating.

What is BioCote® coating?

BioCote is a unique additive used in a wide range of finishes during the manufacturing process. The Cole-Parmer Stuart range of products uses BioCote’s active agent silver to provide long-term effective antimicrobial protection.

Why is this beneficial to you?

Here are 5 reasons:

1     Share instruments with less worry of cross-contamination

BioCote provides you with a cleaner instrument. When you use a cleaner product, you transfer less microbes, ultimately reducing the potential for cross-contamination.

2     Protect your product from harboring bacteria and fungus

BioCote effectively protects against a wide range of bacteria and fungi such as Aspergillus niger (black mold), Steptococcus faecalis, Salmonella enteritidis, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes for the useful life of the equipment. BioCote is also effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including MRSA.

3     Easier to keep your instruments hygienically clean

BioCote antimicrobial technology protects products, around-the-clock, from these unseen dangers, actively reducing the presence of microbes such as bacteria, mold and viruses on a surface to create a permanently hygienic hot plate that is ultimately safer to use.

4    Provides you with long-term microbial protection

Even though you can’t see the BioCote coating, the “Protected by BioCote” sticker on every Cole-Parmer Stuart product will reassure you that the product has long-term microbial protection. It will last for your product’s lifetime and ultimately extending the lifetime of your product by minimizing material degradation due to microbial colonization.

5    Keeps you safe from leachable additives

Wherever manufacturing processes allow, the BioCote active ingredient is added to every possible external part of a piece of the instrument. Because the active silver ions are added during manufacture, they are chemically bound within the material and won’t leach out, rub off, or wear off.

Note: According to BioCote’s website, the BioCote® technology does not protect you against disease-causing bacteria, germs, viruses or other harmful organisms. This technology is not a substitute for good hygiene and/or cleaning practices. BioCote® has not been tested or proven effective against SARS-CoV-2.

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