Protected by BioCote®

BioCote® is an antimicrobial silver additive used to limit the numbers of microbes on the surface of breathing circuits.

3rd July 2020

Many of the Armstrong Medical Breathing Systems, for example our AquaVENT® Heated Breathing Systems range, are protected by BioCote®, an antimicrobial silver additive to limit the numbers of microbes on the surface of the breathing circuit, protecting it from microbial colonisation.

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How BioCote® technology works

BioCote technology protects products by binding with microbes contaminating its surface. Microbes do not survive being exposed to BioCote® technology.
BioCote technology is an ideal way maintaining a more hygienic product surface between cleans.


  • Is proven effective against a wide range of bacteria, fungi & viruses, including the H1N1 virus
  • Reduces microbes by up to 99.99%
  • Significant reductions within 15 minutes
  • Up to 99.5% reduction in just 2 hours
  • Works continuously for the expected lifetime of the product


Biocote® antimicrobial protection is effective against a board spectrum of micro – organisms:

  • Clostridium difficile
  • MRSA
  • Salmonella entertidis
  • Staph aureus
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Candida albicans
  • Influenza A H1N1
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Salmonella typhimurium
  • Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus
  • Aspergillus brasiliensis
  • Penicillium sp.

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