Seal Shield Ships New SILVER SEAL(TM) Washable, Antimicrobial Keyboard

New Keyboard aimed at reducing cross contaminations including Norovirus and


Feb 12, 2008, 00:00 ET from Seal Shield LLC

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Seal Shield LLC announced
 that it has begun shipping the new SILVER SEAL(TM) Washable, Antimicrobial
 Keyboard. According to the company, the SILVER SEAL(TM) Keyboard is the
 world's first computer keyboard to be fully submersible, dishwasher safe,
 and manufactured from SILVER SEAL(TM) Antimicrobial plastic. The SILVER
 SEAL(TM) Keyboard has been created to help reduce the risk of cross
 contaminations, including Norovirus and the "superbug," MRSA. The SILVER
 SEAL(TM) Keyboard is the Antimicrobial version of the company's best
 selling, SEAL SHIELD(TM) Medical Grade Washable Keyboard (Patent Pending),
 which was introduced last year.
     Norovirus stomach flu is commonly contracted on cruise ships, in
 schools, workplaces and hospitals. It can be life-threatening to infants,
 seniors or those with weakened immune systems. The U.S. Center for Disease
 Control (CDC) research on a 2007 norovirus outbreak at an elementary school
 revealed computer keyboards and mice were a source of transmission.
     This year over 2 million patients will contract an infection while
 seeking treatment in a US hospital. Of those, close to 100,000 people will
 die, making hospital acquired infections a Top 10 killer of Americans.
 Complicating this epidemic, the antibiotic resistant "superbug," MRSA, has
 emerged in hospitals and schools worldwide. Computer keyboards have been
 shown to be a primary culprit for such cross contaminations.
     According to University of Arizona scientist, Dr. Charles Gerba, "the
 keyboard has some 10 million germs." Dr. Gerba also stated that "the
 keyboard has about 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat."
     "The new Silver Seal Keyboard is the best in class, infection control
 keyboard on the market. It is manufactured with a true type design for
 maximum comfort and ease of use, but is unique in that it is ANTIMICROBIAL
 and DISHWASHER SAFE," states Seal Shield CEO, Brad Whitchurch. "The Silver
 Seal Keyboard is the ideal solution for shared user environments where
 cross contaminations are most prevalent."
     Unlike other antibacterial products, the SILVER SEAL(TM) antimicrobial
 plastic utilizes all natural, pure silver ions which are embedded in the
 plastic to create a safe and effective antimicrobial solution. Silver is a
 natural antibacterial product and its properties have been incorporated
 into the SILVER SEAL(TM) Keyboard using state of the art, nanotechnology.
 The combination of SILVER SEAL(TM) plastic and SEAL SHIELD(TM) washable
 technology results in the highest level of cross contamination protection
 available in an input device today.
     The SILVER SEAL(TM) Washable, Antimicrobial Keyboards are currently in
 stock and are shipping through major computer and healthcare distributors
 including Dell, CDW, Corporate Express, Insight, Synnex and other
     For more information about SEAL SHIELD(TM) infection control products
 and SILVER SEAL(TM) antimicrobial solutions, please visit
     About Seal Shield LLC
     Seal Shield(TM) designs, develops and manufactures medical grade
 washable computer keyboards and mice for the healthcare industry. For
 further information and product specifications please visit

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