NanoSeptic Self-Cleaning Surfaces Show Promise in Battling Dangerous MERS Outbreak
FOREST, Va., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Safe Life FZC, a new breed of healthcare distributors based in United Arab Emirates (UAE), is employing the latest technology to combat dangerous outbreaks like the deadly Coronavirus or MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). So it’s no surprise that they are attempting to break the cycle of transmission by adopting self-cleaning NanoSeptic® surfaces for use throughout hospitals, hotels, shopping centers and schools.
The NanoSeptic® self-cleaning products include facility touch points such as door push pads and handle wraps, portable mats for counters, tray tables and bathroom vanities, and custom products like grocery cart and public transportation grab-handle wraps.
“When you are talking about a virus that has a 50% mortality rate and is spreading internationally, we need to attack the problem on multiple fronts.” says Dr. Ahmed Elawadi, President of Safe Life. “Not only do NanoSeptic surfaces help to inhibit the chance of Coronavirus transmission through surface contact and cross contamination, but it works on all other bacteria, viruses and fungi.”
Independent lab tests were just conducted with the human Coronavirus that show that the NanoSeptic surface kills 99.96% of viruses deposited on a surface in 30 minutes. The same tests showed that after 30 minutes, 56% of the virus was still alive on a stainless steel surface, a common material for door push plates and handles, and almost 20% was still alive after 4 hours. And unlike sanitizers and disinfectants which are one-time kills, the NanoSeptic surface is “always on”, constantly trapping and killing microbes 24/7.
“We are always on the lookout for innovative solutions for our healthcare and hospitality clients,” says Walter Bone, architect based in Dubai. “NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces could help our clients stay ahead of the curve with the cleanliness of their properties and the health of their guests. The timing is perfect with the large number of 5 and 6-star hotels as well as international travelers coming to the region for the upcoming Hajj Pilgrimage.”
And this peace of mind extends to the environment since NanoSeptic surfaces use no toxins, heavy metals or diluted poisons, and do not contribute to antimicrobial resistance. “NanoTouch is out to make the world a cleaner and healthier place to live, work, and play. This is particularly important when dangerous outbreaks occur in the very facilities where we go to get better,” says NanoTouch Materials co-founder, Dennis Hackemeyer. “The NanoTouch slogan is really our mission: ‘Cleaner Surfaces for a Healthier World.’”
NanoTouch is the world’s first and only manufacturer of NanoSeptic products that constantly kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi. NanoTouch also serves the hospitality, travel, education, and food service industries with products such as travel mats, counter and tray table mats, TV channel guides, and menu covers, in addition to facility touch points.
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