Monday, January 11, 2010

Detroit Science Center partners with CSG and CMIe to present Germ Busters program

Program Seeks to Safeguard Museum Visitors and Educate Them on Germ Fighting Technology

The next time visitors enter the Detroit Science Center they will experience a whole new level of cleanliness. As the first museum to implement CSG’s Surface Antimicrobial System™ (SAS), the Science Center is stepping up its efforts to safeguard visitors from bacteria, germs and several other microbial contaminants throughout its facility. Approximately 45,000 square feet of high-touch surfaces will be treated with SAS, including the cafeteria, bathrooms, exhibits and the Kids Town gallery. The application will take place on Jan. 8, 2010, and media are invited to attend between 12-2 p.m.

SAS is a comprehensive process that uses an innovative antimicrobial technology to transform surfaces into materials that work 24/7 to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, fungi and mold for up to three years. Additionally, SAS eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria, and is effective against H1N1 flu virus and MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureus). The leading-edge system creates the world’s most environmentally friendly antimicrobial coating on surfaces. It is non-toxic, non-sensitizing to human skin and hypoallergenic.

“The Detroit Science Center is one of our region’s most treasured institutions,” said John Slack, CSG’s Great Lakes Division President. “We are honored to showcase the unique technology that makes it possible for our Surface Antimicrobial System to deliver such long-lasting protection from the growth of bacteria and other harmful microbial contaminants.”

Starting Jan. 18, 2010, the Science Center will begin conducting Germ Busters demonstration programs to inform and educate museum visitors about the science behind this unique germ-fighting technology. Demonstrations will be conducted in the Science Center’s new Cell Lab during regular museum hours.

The Germ Busters program at the Science Center is made possible by CSG, the worldwide leader in antimicrobial products and services, and CMIe, a Madison Heights-based firm that specializes in providing healthy work environment solutions.

The unique antimicrobial technology powering the SAS treatment applied at the Science Center also has been applied to over 40 million square feet of surfaces in schools, professional sports franchises, universities, hospitals and United States military installations. Prominent users include the New York Yankees, U.S. Olympic Basketball, University of Michigan and Washington Red Skins.

The application process, which will be done by certified applicators from CMIe, begins by cleaning and disinfecting areas tabbed for antimicrobial treatment. This portion of the process effectively eliminates illness-causing microorganisms such as MRSA, Staph, H1N1 flu virus and Ringworm. After properly cleaning the surfaces tabbed for treatment, the unique and innovative antimicrobial power of SurfaceAide® 1000 is applied. The coating will create an invisible antimicrobial barrier on the surface that continually inhibits the growth of bacteria, fungi and mold for up to three years. It is non-toxic, non-sensitizing to human skin and hypoallergenic.

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