Swisslog Introduces New Anti-Microbial Additive to Pneumatic Tube System Carriers

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BacStop is an additive for pneumatic tube system carriers that offers effective protection against potentially infectious substances that could be transported within a hospital tube system.

Swisslog, a leading provider of automated material transport systems for hospitals, introduces a new anti-microbial additive for pneumatic tube system carriers named BacStop. It is designed to offer effective protection against potentially infectious substances that could be transported within a hospital tube system.

BacStop is an optional additive for the TransLogic standard and Eco-Seal® leak-resistant carriers. BacStop is a silver ion anti-microbial agent molded within the body of the pneumatic tube carrier. Silver ions are gradually released and are drawn toward potentially infecting microbes, disturbing the microbe electric balance, and bursting the microbe cell walls, eliminating the threat. BacStop has been confirmed effective against more than 35 different bacteria, yeast and fungi. This advanced degree of protection is being applied in consumer products as well as within the healthcare industry. Anti-microbials are applied to medical instruments, hospital flooring, uniforms, masks and injury dressing.

Swisslog offers a new brochure that fully describes the benefits of BacStop. Contact Swisslog Customer Support at 800-396-9666 for a copy. Customers can order the new BacStop carriers by calling the number above or by email at, or by visiting Customer Support online at, then click on Healthcare Solutions.

About Swisslog

Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. The comprehensive portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers including Swisslog’s software, in-house logistics solutions for hospitals as well as software and consulting services in the field of supply chain management. Swisslog’s solutions optimize the customer’s production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase their flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service, while minimizing logistics costs. Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs 1,850 staff in 23 countries.

Swisslog is a world leader for healthcare logistics automation having installed material transport and pharmacy automation systems in more than 2,000 hospitals and pharmacies around the world. To learn more about Swisslog’s healthcare solutions, visit our website at and click on Healthcare Solutions for North America.


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