AgION Technologies Antimicrobial Technology Used in Logitech Products
AgION Technologies, Wakefield, Mass., a leading provider of silver-based antimicrobial solutions, recently announced AgION protection is featured in Logitech’s Cordless Desktop MX 3200 Laser, a wireless keyboard-and-mouse combination. The silver-based antimicrobial in the MX 3200 desktop is effective in protecting the product against a wide range of bacteria. Based in Fremont, Calif, Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal computer peripherals.
“People are spending more and more time at their computers, and areseeking new ways to keep their environments clean,” said Denis Pavillard, Logitech’s vice president of product marketing for keyboards and desktops. “The MX 3200 desktop is Logitech’s first product to feature the AgION antimicrobial compound, providing protection against the growth of a broad range of bacteria, mold and mildew.”
The AgION antimicrobial incorporated into the MX 3200 Laser is comprised of naturally occurring silver ions. Silver has long been recognized for its antimicrobial properties, and has been used for thousands of years to combat harmful bacteria. The AgION antimicrobial provides protection from microbes by releasing silver ions to the surface of the keyboard and mouse at a slow and steady rate. This creates a self-cleaning surface that combats existing microorganisms, as well as any new ones. The patented AgION antimicrobial technology is designed to last throughout the life of the products.
“Computer peripherals, such as keyboards and mice, can be breeding grounds for microbes because they are not cleaned regularly. And, when they are, their small parts and crevices make it difficult to be thorough,” said Stuart R. Patterson, CEO of AgION Technologies. “We are thrilled to work with a great innovator in the peripheral space, such as Logitech, to create antimicrobial-protected keyboards and mice.”
AgION’s antimicrobial has been proven effective against a broad range of microorganisms, including bacteria, algae and various types of fungus, yet is safe enough for human and food contact. The product has been approved for food and water contact by the Environmental Protection Agency and is listed as an indirect food contact substance with the Food and Drug Administration.