Nano Biosciences Hygenia Touch

Market Comparison   

Most brands of commonly available disinfectants will protect against 99.998 percent of bacteria and viruses on contact surfaces. However, the protection is short lived and temporary. This product is unique in the UK market, it is the only product that offers 24×7 protection against all bacteria and viruses (including Covid-19) from surfaces for  up to 6 months.

Hygienia Touch specifically designed to help companies remain ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic by making surfaces impervious to bacteria and viruses. It is presented in the form of a nanotechnology enabled / anti-pathogen barrier coating. This eco-friendly barrier coating is a combination of various citric acids diluted in Isopropyl 70% alcohol and bound by a number of engineered nanomaterials such as nano SiO2, to create an effective anti-pathogen coating on non-absorbent surfaces. This technology is a preventative and proactive technology to help enable a treated surface to remain bacteria-static for up to 6 months. Can be deployed to treat surfaces as diverse as healthcare establishments, work areas, schools, social facilities and public infrastructure. The product is supplied ready-to-use in 500ml spray bottles.

Uses

It can be applied to absorbent surfaces including plastic, glass, ceramics, touchscreens, high-risk touchpoints and metal. It can be used in medical / sanitary areas, food processing and facilities generally where cross-infection poses risk on surfaces such as door-handles, washbasins, showers, bathtubs, swimming baths, toilets, window glass, wall / floor surfaces, tiles, vehicle interiors and many other areas to protect invisibly against biofilm and cross-infection. On account of the product’s moisture repelling and surface tension effects, coated surfaces    are able to better protect against cross-infection risk and colonization  of bacteria, moulds and viruses.

Nanotechnology an alternative approach to surface hygiene and safety

Proactive, rather than reactive hygiene methodologies to protect against Covid-19 contagion risk for surfaces commonly found in offices, workplaces, hotels, leisure and sport facilities are the more sensible and sustainable option. That stated, how does one protect surfaces against bacteria and viruses which over millennium have managed to survive on almost every surface on earth? Increasing knowledge and insight into nanotechnology / biotechnology and enhanced data analysis offer real and practical solutions, especially when we focus on nature and the natural world.

How can it protect surfaces?

Using Hygienia Touch on surfaces provides physical / mechanical actions to help prevent cross-infection risk via surface hydrophobicity and surface energy. Water droplets and related particles have difficulty adhering to door handle, touchpoints, and all protected surfaces. Retrospective microbiota thin-film coatings can be applied to surfaces which make bacterial adhesion or viral attachment exceedingly difficult or impossible. These barrier coatings can remain intact on a treated surface six months and more, subject to abrasion. The integration of different scaffold processing technologies and different biomaterials represents a new emerging trend in encapsulated 3-D scaffold design, aiming at providing surfaces with mechanical, physicochemical, and biological cues at the macro, micro, and nanoscale.

 

Illustration 1.2: Nanoscale Topography showing physical / mechanical actions to reduce cross-infection risks

Microorganisms depend on numerous physical-chemical and electrical forces to successfully colonise surfaces.  Initially bacteria must land successfully on the surface and create an irreversible anchor via a range of complex adhesive bonds.  This is subject of course to the type of bacteria, substrate geography, surface smoothness, surface tension, oxygen / nutrient availability, pili strength, flagella size/ sensitivity, chemotaxis, shear and electrostatic forces, (pH, steric / ionic strength & van der Waals),  to mention a few. Water, the liquid -surface interface, is the common denominator for bacterial and viral cross-infection. The ability to repel water and water vapour from surface touchpoints is a major starting point in building a protective health and safety strategy for any property or leisure facility.

Surfaces that block bacterial communication, incorporate hydrophobic (water repellence) and hydrophilic function water attraction), whilst leveraging surface charge and oxygen depletion, offer a simple and economic microbiota barrier to all surfaces in facilities that might pose risk of pathogenic cross-infection.

If we create stronger bacterial and viral surface repulsive forces to that of attractive forces operating at the quantum-nano scale, we reduce risk for everyone.

Benefits

Surfaces coated with HYGIENIA TOUCH are more resistant to contamination for up to 6 months plus subject to abrasion. This effectively meant that surfactants are no longer required for cleaning; a valuable contribution to easing environmental and cost burdens.

  • Free from colourants / fragrances
  • Eco-friendly
  • Biocide free
  • Long-lasting (up to 6 months subject to abrasion)
  • Easy to use
  • Reduces need for harmful cleaning chemicals
  • Leaves surfaces (easy-clean) / less water / less cleaning time
  • Protects against micro-scratches
Proven against the following Pathogens:

Bacteria

Campylobacter jejuni

Candida albicans

Chaetomium golbosum

Dipiodianatalensis

Listeria Monocytogenes

MRSA (Clinical strain)

Mycobacterium Fortutium (NCTC 8573)

Proteus Vulgaris

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (ATCC 15442)

Salmonella Cholerasuis

Salmonella Typhimurium (DT004)

Escherichia coli

F sp. tuberosa

Fusarium sambucinum

Geotrichumcandidium

Klebsiella pneumonia

Lactobacillus pentoaceticus

Legionella pneumophila (NCTC11192)

Staphylococcus Aureus (NCTC 6571)

Staphylococcus Pyogenes

Staphylococcus sp.Streptococcus Faecalis

Viruses

H5N1 (Avian Influenza A)

Human Rhinovirus –

Influenza A –

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Urbani SARS –

African swine fever

Foot & mouth disease

Gumboro virus

Herpes virus type 1

Herpes virus type 2

Herpes zoster

Hepatitis A, B & C

SARS Cov 1

SARS CoV 2

Corona Viruses (inc Covid-19)

Protozoa

Histomonasmeleagradis

Giardia lamblia

Entamoeaba histolytica

Blastocystis hominis

 

Yeast and Fungi

Aspergillus oizae

Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillus niger

Aspergillus terreus

Botrytis cinerea

Candida albicans

Candida glabrata

Chaetoniumglobosum

Cladosporium

GeotrichumCandidium

Collectotricum sp.

Fusarium sp.

Mucor sp.

Penicillium sp.

Penicillium Digitatum

Penicillium Funiculosum

Penicillium Italicum

Penicillium Roqueforti

Phomopsis Ortl

Pullularia pullulans

Pythium sp.

Trichophyton interdigitale

Trichophyton mentagrophytes