William Costerton, PhD, spoke at the 30th Annual Dialysis conference (ADC) in Seattle and provided an excellent site that highlights the problems of biofilm in medical water systems.
Dr. Costerton indicated that biofilms are present in 80% of infections. Biofilms can cause infections in ICU’s, Burn Units, and Dialysis; plus, they can be found in dental unit water lines. Biofilms have even been found attached to a patient’s pacemaker.
The Nephros DSU is a .005 micron filter – which can filter out these biofilms. Expected life span is approximately 3 months on a standard faucet and 1 year when used post RO (reverse osmosis).