Bacteria, vira, and organic deposits on surfaces of toilet flushing knobs and panels, radiator panels, door handles, electrical contacts, water faucets, computer keyboards and mice, mobile telephones and tablets pose severe health risks for transmission of microbial based illnesses. The research into- and development of new types of antimicrobial surfaces and self-cleaning surface treatments are the key activities of Mion Technology.
In an evaluation of the SROI (Social Return of Investment) of the impact of the development of technologies as undertaken today by Mion Technology as an effective reduction of hospital induced infections (nosocomial infections) of only 3%, an investment of 1 DKr in the company could result in a return of 17,73 DKr, by deployment of the technological solutions offered by Mion Technology. Larger scale reductions would of course increase this SROI.
The image shows an antimicrobial surface with Copper deposited in the pores of anodised aluminium, and is recorded with an atomic force microscope (AFM).