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First surgeries performed as part of human clinical study for antibacterial silver coating technology; aap's technology effective against particularly critical antibiotic-resistant hospital germ MRSA

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06.04.2022 / 11:36
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aap Implantate AG ("aap" or the "Company") announces that in the first quarter of 2022 the first surgeries were performed as part of the human clinical trial for its innovative antibacterial silver coating technology. The surgeries took place at the University Hospital Regensburg and went according to plan. aap had initiated the human clinical trial in December last year, which is an essential step towards the planned market approval (CE) of the innovative technology.

In addition, aap reports that its antibacterial silver coating technology is effective against the particularly critical antibiotic-resistant hospital germ methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which was responsible for 100,000 deaths worldwide in 2019 alone, according to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet.[1] Last year, for example, aap was able to demonstrate the effectiveness of its technology against the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA as part of an extensive series of in vitro tests.[2] MRSA is one of the pathogens most frequently responsible for resistance problems. The results of the study on the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, which was written by an international group of experts, were published in the scientific journal "The Lancet". In addition, n-tv had also recently evaluated the results of the study.[3] According to the study, more than 1.2 million people worldwide died directly from an infection with an antibiotic-resistant pathogen in 2019. In addition, such infections were at least partly responsible for almost five million further deaths. This makes antibiotic resistance one of the leading causes of death in the world. The results of the study reveal the extent of the problem caused by multi-resistant germs and at the same time show the acute need for action. This is precisely the starting point for aap's innovative antibacterial silver coating technology. The disruptive silver coating developed by the company represents an alternative solution in the fight against bacterial infections that is not based on antibiotics and therefore offers enormous market potential. As a platform technology, the technology has a broad range of applications and can be used not only in traumatology but also in other areas of orthopedics as well as in cardiology, dentistry or medical instruments.

Finally, in connection with the information contained in this press release, we may also refer to an interview with Prof. Dr. Dr. Volker Alt, Director of the Clinic for Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital Regensburg and an expert in the field of antimicrobial coatings, in which he talks about implant-related infections in connection with antibiotic resistance and also makes a clear case for the need for antibacterial coatings on implants that are not based on antibiotics (

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About aap Implantate AG
aap Implantate AG is a globally active medical technology company headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The company develops, manufactures and markets products for traumatology. In addition to the innovative anatomical plate system LOQTEQ(R), the IP-protected portfolio includes a wide range of cannulated screws. In addition, aap Implantate AG has an innovation pipeline with promising development projects such as antibacterial silver coating technology and magnesium-based implants. These technologies address critical problems in traumatology that have not yet been adequately solved. In Germany, aap Implantate AG sells its products directly to hospitals, purchasing groups and group clinics, while at international level it primarily uses a broad network of distributors in around 25 countries. In the USA, the company relies on a hybrid sales strategy through its subsidiary aap Implants Inc. This involves sales both via distribution agents and as part of partnerships with global orthopedic companies. The aap Implantate AG share is listed in the General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (XETRA: AAQ.DE). For further information, please visit our website at

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[1] Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis; Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators; Published: January 19, 2022; DOI:
[2] log4 reduction after three days of pre-incubation (in vitro) and log3 reduction after seven days of pre-incubation (in vitro).

aap Implantate AG; Marek Hahn; Member of the Management Board/ CFO; Lorenzweg 5; D-12099 Berlin Tel.: +49/30/750 19 - 134; Fax.: +49/30/750 19 - 290;

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Language: English
Company: aap Implantate AG
Lorenzweg 5
12099 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 75 01 90
Fax: +49 (0) 30 75 01 91 11
ISIN: DE000A3H2101
WKN: A3H210
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (General Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1321841

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