Newsweek, in partnership with The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit that evaluates health care quality, kicked off a new health care ratings series. This list is the first in the series and highlights some of the best infection prevention companies whose products are most promising for helping patients and the health care workforce avoid infection.
The selection committee evaluated each product using 4 criteria: effectiveness, safety, successful real-world implementation, and the stability of the company.
SurfaceWise™ is a microbiostatic coating registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A microbiostatic coating is a coating that inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi (mold and mildew) which cause odor, staining and discoloration, and algae. This product does not protect users or others against food-borne or disease causing bacteria or fungi.