The idea that our interior healthcare spaces could actually eliminate airborne bacteria that cause diseases would have seemed improbable only a few years ago.

Yet with rapidly evolving technologies and greater understanding of health and wellbeing in the built environment this is quickly becoming a reality.

The recent launch of a microbicidal paint that continuously kills difficult-to-treat, infection-causing bacteria is a sign of things to come.

This new paint claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria that have been on the painted surface for more than 2 hours and also reduces the growth of common microbes.

Even ceiling lights in hospitals are now fighting the war against hospital acquired infections (HAI’s). This patented technology is lethal for pathogens yet completely safe for patients and employees.

With over 200,000 healthcare associated infections recorded every year in Australia – the idea that our interiors can in effect eliminate disease is a future that is truly exciting and enormously beneficial for human health.