At the heart of the system is a unique organosilane antimicrobial which covalently bonds to any surface including (hands, hard and soft substrates, textiles, etc.). All of our proprietary formulations incorporate a durable antimicrobial shield that accelerates bio-deterioration, reduces the risk of infection and helps prevent cross contamination. The base technologies in each of our formulations are EPA registered. Our hand treatment is registered with the FDA. All studies were conducted by third parties in accordance with the provisions of the FDA Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Regulations, 21 CFR 58. This class of technology is listed in the latest CDC Guidelines as an acceptable disinfection protocol for a wide variety of applications.
The Organosilane Antimicrobial:
This unique species of antimicrobial binds to a wide variety of natural and synthetic substrates including skin, hard and soft surfaces, fibers and fabrics, to produce a durable, long-lasting coating that accelerates the decay of harmful bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew, yeast and other microbes. Surface Bonded Antimicrobial Activity
How it Works:
The hydrocarbon chain quaternary ammonium portion of the molecule possesses antimicrobial properties and provides initial association with the surface of the substrate through ionic bonds and/or electrostatic interaction. The treated surface becomes permanently coated with covalently bound octadecyldimethylammonium ions, providing a durable, long-acting antimicrobial coating which destroys microbes that come into contact with it or the surface. It functions by penetrating the cytoplasm membrane, physically stabs the membrane (permitting the compounds which consist of a fat or lipid) to escape. The combination attracts negatively charged microorganisms, disrupting their membranes, electrically pulling ions out and denaturing proteins. This compound has been demonstrated to be broad-spectrum algaecide, bactericide and fungicide, and is active against many viruses. Since the formulation does not permit the antimicrobial to diffuse or migrate and because of the method of its killing functionality, it does not pose the risk of the microbe to genetically adapt! These characteristics are unlike other disinfectants and antimicrobials which can leach off substrates and retain no long term residual disinfecting component. This is significant in areas and environments where toxic microorganisms proliferate.