Forward-thinking research centers around the world have been conducting tests on the latest disruptive technology which provides a new tool in the fight against infection and illness. Extensive testing has already been completed in the U.S. against a variety of pathogens. The latest test by an independent, FDA-compliant U.S. lab showed the NanoSeptic® surface completely eradicated the human coronavirus in less than 30 minutes. Results from overseas research centers are starting to come in, confirming the effectiveness against even the most dangerous pathogens.
King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Saudi Arabia recently conducted its own tests on the NanoSeptic surface while working with NanoTouch’s exclusive distributor for several Middle Eastern countries, Safe Life FZC.
“We tested the product against several types of Gram positive, Gram negative, and MRSA bacteria which are responsible for many nosocomial infections," says Dr. Amr Saeb, head of biotechnology in King Abdulaziz University Research Center, part of King Saud University. "After receiving the initial test results, we started calling the NanoSeptic products ‘Magical Paper’ because of their ability to kill bacteria. This product was able to kill 100 percent of E. coli and P. aeruginosa, and 88 percent of MRSA after only one hour. As a microbial geneticist, I am really excited by the latest approaches to kill pathogens in a safe and environmentally conscious way without generating resistant microbes which are difficult to treat.”
The NanoSeptic self-cleaning surface products, developed and fabricated in the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research in Virginia, include facility touch points such as door push pads and handle wraps, and portable mats for counters, tray tables and bathroom vanities. These surfaces constantly kill bacteria, viruses and fungi utilizing the latest nanotechnology rather than chemicals, diluted poisons or heavy metals.
“Whether you’re talking about hospitals, schools, hotels or restaurants, the ability to put surfaces that continuously kill both viruses and bacteria exactly where they are needed is significant,” says Hongwoo Seo, with DesignOops in South Korea. “We conducted our own real-world tests using ATP meters and found the NanoSeptic surface was immediately 57 percent cleaner and 93 percent cleaner after only 3 minutes. NanoSeptic products allow our customers to now clean for wellness rather than just appearance.”
“Because NanoSeptic surfaces are ‘always on’, they are a perfect complement to the one-time kill approaches facilities use such as chemical, UV and fogging disinfection,” says Dr. Ahmed Elawadi of SafeLife. “These surfaces strengthen cleaning efforts by working to eliminate hard-to-kill microbes 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And products like travel mats and snack mats are portable surfaces, which are great for our clients since they can extend their brand and healthcare mission beyond their facility.”
As recently as March 12, the Korea Testing & Research Institute conducted controlled laboratory testing focused on dangerous bacteria and found results similar to the Saudi tests. Additional planned testing where the surface is repeatedly inoculated with bacteria over a period of 24 hours will highlight the ability of the NanoSeptic surface to clean continuously.
“At NanoTouch, we’re so excited that research centers across the globe are validating our ongoing mission – to change the world.” says NanoTouch Materials co-founder, Dennis Hackemeyer. “Another exciting aspect of NanoSeptic products is the visual communication which has the potential to change behavior. Visitors gravitate toward touching the NanoSeptic surface which keeps other surfaces cleaner.”