Defend RX

Defend Rx

Antimicrobial Masterbatches with BioCote® Technology

Defend Rx antimicrobial masterbatches from Compounding Solutions utilize the silver based antimicrobial technology of leading antimicrobial provider BioCote®. The Defend Rx masterbatches are engineered to combat negative effects of microbes such as bacteria and mold that can cause odors, staining and material degradation in medical device and consumer product applications.
Based on silver ions, BioCote® is proven to offer antimicrobial protection for the expected lifetime of the product.
The integrated antimicrobial technology keeps the product fresher for longer, making it easier to keep hygienically clean and Defend Rx masterbatch is available in an FDA approved universal polymer carrier. This universal carrier allows the same Defend Rx masterbatch to be used in all the widely-used polymers for medical device and consumer product molding and extrusion.

Universal carrier compatible for use in:

  • Polyolefins
  • ABS
  • PET, PBT, PC
  • Polyamide 6, 6/6, 11, 12
  • PEBA
  • TPU
  • TPE

Defend Rx is a cost effective and easy-to-process method of using antimicrobial technology in medical device applications with tested, proven results.
Defend Rx masterbatch loading levels are recommended to be 4% but are customizable for a wide range of applications and microbes based on the desired efficacy. Devices using Defend Rx masterbatches can continue to be sterilized by the recommend method of the base resin manufacturer.

Typical Medical Device Applications:

  • Scopes
  • PICC lines
  • Reusable devices
  • Orthopedic implants
  • Dialysis
  • Wearables
  • Filters/Purification Systems
  • Wound Care
  • Connectors/Adapters
Typical Consumer Good Applications:

  • Fitness / Activity Trackers
  • Sportswear
  • Armbands
  • Headphones
  • Earbuds
  • Eyewear
  • Handheld Devices
  • Electronic / Mobile Phone Cases

Defend Rx is available in quantities as low as 1 lb., making it a great, low cost choice to protect your devices.

Disclaimer: BioCote® technology does not protect users or others against disease causing bacteria, germs, viruses or other harmful organisms. This technology is not a substitute for good hygiene and/or cleaning practises.

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