Disinfectants contain active substances that inhibit or kill microorganisms. Healthy individuals have immune systems that offer protection against most microorganisms, while sick people have a weakened immune system. The medical technology industry and its effective disinfectants make an important contribution in preventing infections and the development and spread of resistant pathogens in hospitals, medical practices, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. This prevents a lot of suffering and also saves costs – after all, infections can cause serious or even life-threatening diseases. Infections also result in considerable economic costs by extending the recovery time of patients and delaying their return to work.