Patent Pending Biofilm Biotechnology
We have reached important and new scientific understandings regarding biofilm treatment, leading to the invention and patenting of a breakthrough technology made from non-poisonous, all food grade components and showing excellent Option A, Option B & AOAC Hard Surface Carrier Testing with an accredited NATA laboratory in Australia.
Patent application pending before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Common disinfectants, sanitisers and/or standard chemical cleaning products are widely marketed as 'killing 99.9% of germs". However, those claims are based on laboratory testing procedures in which the product is applied directly to microorganisms in suspension, planktonic testing.
Globally extensive research has shown that in the real-world conditions, standard cleaners, disinfectants and/or sanitiser are actually not effective. This is because bacteria and viruses do not exist in isolation - as tested in laboratories - but are encased in protective materials known as extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), and/or lipopolysaccharides (LPS), which when combined are known as biofilms.
Nearly every species of microorganisms e.g. bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa have mechanisms to adhere to surfaces and to each other. It has been found that over 90% of all bacteria live in biofilms. Biofilms can be formed by single species of microorganism or by multiple species of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, etc... Mixed species biofilms predominate in environment. Single species biofilm usually exist in a variety of infections and on medical implants and are the focus of current research. Additional research articles on biofilms can be found here: Biofilms: microbes and disease
When typical disinfectants and/or sanitiser are applied to microorganisms in biofilms, significant portions of microbial colonies are protected by EPS, survive and reproduce rapidly after application rendering the typical disinfectants and/or sanitiser in efficient and lacking in performance at the promised and marketed kill rate of germs.
Our patent pending biofilm biotechnology disinfectant and/or sanitisers products will enable real-world conditions in biofilm to be achieved, where the risks of infection from harmful bacteria and viruses are much greater and are currently not totally understood.