Reduction in COVID-19 Virus Exposure May Benefit Patients, Doctors and Nurses
DUBLIN, OHIO—August 11, 2020—N8 Medical, LLC, a privately held biotechnology company, today announced that its CeraShield™ coated endotracheal tubes significantly reduced the growth of COVID-19 virus in recent testing. The testing shows statistically significant reduction in the growth of the COVID-19 virus on the tube surface in 60 minutes. Ordinary uncoated endotracheal tubes either allowed increased virus growth or had no inhibitory effect.
N8 Medical has previously completed first-in-human clinical trials in non-COVID, mechanically ventilated patients with no adverse effects. Those clinical studies have shown that the CeraShield™ endotracheal tubes were able to completely prevent pathogenic bacterial and fungal biofilm growth of tube surfaces.
A leading market research firm recently awarded N8 Medical’s CeraShield™ endotracheal tube “Product Innovation of the Year” award for its CeraShield™ technology platform for prevention of hospital-acquired infections. FDA has designated the CeraShield™ endotracheal tube as a “breakthrough device.”