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BioClad Response – BBC: Surfaces that kill harmful bacteria and viruses

Many customers have been asking about the effectiveness of BioClad against Covid-19.

Below you will find a summary of the latest testing progress from BioCote. Whilst the results do not prove that BioCote treated products eliminate Covid-19, it does demonstrate the antiviral efficacy of BioCote® technology against a strain of the coronavirus family, the feline coronavirus, strain Munich.

Coronavirus Efficacy Testing Details

There are further viral efficacy tests scheduled and BioClad will endeavour where possible to provide its valued customers with updates on the testing outcomes.

BioClad would strongly recommend reading this in-depth article published by the BBC which gives substantial insight into surfaces that kill harmful bacteria and viruses

This antimicrobial technology will negatively affect bacteria that contaminate the surface through: 

  • Protein damage: Proteins are essential for the biological systems of life. Any damage to these components causes the failure of essential functions such as energy production.
  • Cell membrane damage: By disrupting the membrane of the microbe, its structural integrity is compromised, which can cause essential nutrients to leak out and catastrophic structural failure.
  • Oxidative damage: Antimicrobials can cause increased levels of reactive oxygen species, which result in damage to the internal systems of the microbe.
  • DNA interference: The genetic material of the bacteria is disrupted, ultimately stopping the bacteria from being able to replicate by blocking the copying of their genetic material.

 

To further understand the impact of silver-based biocides on infection control we recommend reading through the following extract from Health Care Estates Journal.

As a company BioClad prides itself on being able to offer unrivalled Antimicrobial Technology across a range of its products, helping businesses globally uphold a safe and hygienic environment for customers and staff.

 

To find out more call 0330 100 0313 and one of BioClad’s experienced sales team will be on-hand to answer any product or project related queries.

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