Abacus will be launching its integrated BioCote antimicrobial technology at the OT Show in Birmingham next month.
Now available in its Gemini 1700 and 2000 baths; the silver-ion-based technology has been proven to reduce harmful bacteria by up to 98% within care homes and hospitals.
And it continues to provide 99.9% 24/7 protection against harmful superbugs such as Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella, and antibiotic-resistant MRSA for the life of the product.
Peter Eckhardt, Gainsborough Healthcare Group chief executive, said: "Abacus bathing solutions are 100% focused on the needs of the bather, always. This is why we have strengthened the care we provide with the introduction of BioCote in our Gemini baths.
“The hidden dangers of infectious superbugs are a growing threat, particularly as traditional disinfectants are becoming ineffective against evolving microbes.
“When you consider vulnerable individuals can be more susceptible to infection, then the need for BioCote while bathing is vital.
“Reducing the risk of illness and cross contamination means less medical intervention is likely outside of the bathroom, reducing pressure and stress on everyone affected by disability."
BioCote is not a coating, but rather is integrated into GRP during the bath manufacture so that it cannot be wiped or worn away. Therefore, it provides consistent, infallible protection throughout the lifetime of the bath.
The invisible component also reduces stains, odours and enhances bath surface durability.