Bacoban® - a surface disinfectant with long-term effect, up to 10 days
Typically disinfectant contains alcohol, iodine or hydrogen peroxide and more traditionally vinegar or bleach and until now this has been used extensively for wiping down surfaces and cleaning. Upon wiping down a surface it is immediately clean but this approach is very short-term with no residual effect. After wiping down a surface it immediately starts to become re-colonised by pathogens.
In healthcare, as in the example of hospital rooms, this cleaning process can lead to unsatisfactory results i.e. as soon as cleaning one side of the room has been finished, by the time the other side is cleaned, the original side is already becoming un-sterilised.
For this to change, Bacoban®, a patented surface cleaner, adopts a longer term approach by producing a semi-permanent nano-scale layer of SiO2, which holds within it anti-pathogen agents, slowly released over time, typically up to 10 days, whilst the nano-scale layer is in place, reducing the hygiene gap that arises between cleaning cycles.
Bacoban® is effective against bacteria and a wide range of pathogens including Hepatitis, Influenza, HIV, Staphylococcus aureus (causing skin infections, heart valve infections and bone infections), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (causing urinary tract, skin and respiratory tract infections) and Candida albicans (an opportunistic pathogenic yeast causing fungal infections in the gastrointestinal tract and mouth).
Bacoban® can be applied to most surfaces including metals, ceramics, plastics and textiles and can reduce odours caused by bacteria on surfaces.
It does not contain Aldehyde or Phenol and is suitable for the disinfection of 'medical' areas in accordance with Directive 93/42/EEC - Medical Devices and all types of surfaces in hospitals, GP surgeries, rehabilitation centres and care homes. It is particularlu useful in areas where unpleasant odours caused by micro-organisms form, such as toilets and sanitary facilities.
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