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New technology combats virus outbreaks

Dubai, July 20, 2013

A UAE-based healthcare distributor is employing an innovative bacteria killing technology to combat dangerous outbreaks like the deadly Coronavirus or MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome).

Safe Life, a new breed of healthcare distributor, is attempting to break the cycle of disease transmission by adopting self-cleaning NanoSeptic surfaces for use throughout hospitals, hotels, shopping centres and schools.

NanoTouch is the world's first and only manufacturer of NanoSeptic products that constantly kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It 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, 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 per cent mortality rate and is spreading internationally, we need to address the problem on multiple fronts,” said 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 they also work on all other bacteria, viruses and fungi.”

Independent lab tests were just conducted with the human Coronavirus that show NanoSeptic surfaces kill 99.96 per cent of viruses deposited on a surface in 30 minutes. The same tests showed that after 30 minutes, 56 per cent of the virus was still alive on a stainless steel surface, a common material for door push plates and handles, and further, almost 20 per cent was still alive after four 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," said Walter Bone, an 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 five and six-star hotels as well as international travellers coming to the region for the upcoming Hajj Pilgrimage,” he added.

NanoSeptic surfaces use no toxins, heavy metals or diluted poisons, and do not contribute to antimicrobial resistance. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Bacteria | Coronavirus | MERS |

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