Gainesville, Fla.-based Quick-Med Technologies Inc. has received an amended U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) registration for its hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-based Stay Fresh®
Antimicrobial — a nontoxic, cost-effective, durable technology that retains its efficacy on
textiles and other materials when subjected to a range of laundering conditions, according to the
The amendment expands approval for use of the technology to 30 new sites, enabling its use
in products such as adhesives, aprons, backpacks, incontinence pads, lumber, luggage, shoe liners
and inserts, shower curtains, superabsorbent polymers, and wound dressings. It also addresses
treatment application levels based on an article’s intended use and provides for “ultimate”
durability, “standard” application and warehouse “inventory protection” rates.
In addition to textile applications including military uniforms, apparel and other consumer
textiles, Stay Fresh has potential applications for products such as medical devices. Quick-Med has
filed a 510(k) Premarket Notification with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Stay
Fresh Skin Fold Management Textile, a Stay Fresh-treated medical absorbent textile product designed
to provide moisture management as well as antimicrobial protection in order to prevent damage to
skin from abrasion within skin folds.
August 14, 2012