Medical Device Market Acceleration Program designed to save medical device manufacturers time, money and resources in the launch of 510(k) cleared medical devices featuring Agion protection

Agion Technologies, a leader in providing customized, natural, antimicrobial solutions based on ionized silver to the healthcare market, today announced the launch of MedMAP (Medical Device Market Acceleration Program), providing medical device manufacturers a service designed to accelerate the development and regulatory clearance of 510(k) and CE devices featuring Agion antimicrobial protection. With MedMAP, Agion combines the expertise of the manufacturer’s development team with the deep and specialized expertise of the Agion team of materials scientists, microbiologists, and regulatory experts. MedMap efficiently moves products from concept to development, through regulatory approvals to commercialization

“Agion created MedMAP to deliver on a true partnership business model,” said Paul Ford, CEO, Agion. “Agion has a long history of partnering with manufacturers to develop, successfully file and gain global approvals for medical devices featuring our silver ion technology. Our expertise and knowledge can greatly accelerate the process for our partners.”

The Situation

Contaminated medical devices are a leading cause of hospital acquired infections (HAI), a global epidemic that claims 100,000 lives each year in the US alone. New legislation now requires healthcare facilities to report on the incidence level and types of infections that are contracted while under their care. The centers for Medicare and Medicaid have stopped reimbursing healthcare facilities for certain “preventable” infections that are sometimes tied to medical devices. For the situation to improve, medical devices need to evolve to fit the demands of the 21st century.

Medical Devices: Next Generation

The market for antimicrobial treated medical devices is rapidly accelerating, driven by the desire to reduce bacterial colonization and biofilm accumulation on surfaces. The benefits of adding the antimicrobial feature have been accepted by the healthcare community including physicians, infection control professionals, administrators and purchasing groups due to the proven performance and resulting economic savings. Integrating this feature has become a top priority for medical device manufacturers.

Agion, “Nature’s antimicrobial™”, inhibits the growth and propagation of bacteria on the surfaces of medical devices adding an important layer of protection to these vital products. Unlike common disinfectants and antibacterials, the Agion antimicrobial solution provides continuous protection against microbes by releasing silver ions to the surface at a slow and steady rate – for the life of the product.

About Agion Technologies, Inc.

Agion Technologies, located in Wakefield, Mass., is a leader in providing customized, natural, antimicrobial solutions based on ionized silver that continuously inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus. Agion’s antimicrobial technology is used in the consumer, industrial and healthcare industries and has been incorporated into a variety of products including cell phones, shoes, keyboards, water filters, medical catheters and needleless valves, bedrails, light switches and ice machines. Agion's customers include many leading brands and facilities such as New England Baptist Hospital, Dell, Motorola, Washington Hospital Center, Columbia, Medegen, Adidas, PPG, Vygon and DuPont. For more information about Agion Technologies, visit