HAUPPAUGE, NY: January 19, 2009— Mydent International has introduced Defend® Silpure-Treated Cotton Poly Scrubs, which have antimicrobial properties. Recent studies have shown that untreated scrubs can carry bacteria and have the potential to spread infectious disease. Silpure is an advanced antimicrobial treatment for textiles that uses next-generation silver technology to inhibit the growth and reproduction of bacteria, even after many detergent washes.

Silpure is ionized silver that is woven into textiles during the manufacturing process, resulting in fabric with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Since Silpure is a treatment and not a coating, it cannot be washed away and will remain effective for the life of the garment. Scrubs treated with Silpure not only help reduce the risk of cross contamination, they stay cleaner and fresher because Silpure also kills odor-causing bacteria. Independent laboratory testing demonstrated that Silpure inhibits 11 strains of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Defend® Silpure-Treated Cotton Poly Scrubs are a 65/35 blend, with v-neck scrub tops and drawstring bottoms. The drawstring pants have a rear hip pocket; the v-neck tops have set-in sleeves and a left breast pocket. They have safety-stitched seams and reinforced stress points and are softer, stronger, and more opaque than those of the leading competitor. They are available in five colors in small to extra-large unisex sizes. As with all Defend products, Silpure-treated scrubs come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Mydent International, home to Defend® infection control products, disposables, and impression material systems, provides dependable solutions for defensive healthcare. Mydent urges healthcare professionals to: DEFEND. Be smart. Be safe. For more information on Mydent International and its products, call 800-275-0020, or go to


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