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Chitosan Antimicrobial

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Natural, Non-toxic, Anti-microbial, Persistent Kill

This odorless, water-based, safe, non-toxic, naturally occurring molecule forms an invisible anti-microbial shield inhibiting the growth of harmful and foul odor-causing microbes, germs, bacteria, mold, fungi, and viruses. It does not leave any soap scum or residue.

The naturally derived Chitosan from crab shells has been modified to create a non-toxic, hypoallergenic (wont cause allergic reactions) antimicrobial solution for surfaces and textiles, porous and non-porous.  Unlike other chemical disinfectants, Chitosan is a safe, effective, biodegradable solution that inhibits growth of mold, fungi, bacteria and viruses for an extended amount of time when applied properly.  This saves you time and money by protecting surfaces and textiles rather than clean constantly.

The key to reducing the spread of viruses is CLEAN and PROTECT.  Before application of Chitosan, all surfaces must be cleaned, de-greased, disinfected.  Chitosan, applied on a clean surface with electrostatic sprayer or fogger will inhibit growth and protect the surface for 2 to 4 weeks with on-going kill persistence.

If applied as a liquid spray and wipe-on cloth, expect 1 to 2 weeks of performance.  One gallon applied with electrostatic sprayer or fogger (at 2-microns) can typically cover about 6,000 sq. ft.

The nontoxic, hypoallergenic antimicrobial leaves no residue on treated surfaces, making it totally safe for your employees and customers alike.  For daily cleaning, we recommend Bioesque Solutions for your facility remains chemical free and your staff avoids using toxic, harmful chemicals.  Bioesque will NOT remove Chitosan antimicrobial protection.

Applications include:

Mold: Invisible barrier to mold, mildew and fungi growth and reduce mold spores that cause odors.
Gear:  Athletic and outdoor gear to help preserve your investment and protect your athletes.
Athletic Facilities: Use to help control locker room odors and to protect playing surfaces from degradation.
Professional Apparel & Equipment:  Use to create long-lasting, hypo-allergenic protection against mold and mildew growth and odor-causing bacteria.
Home/Commercial Textiles & Furnishings:  Use on furniture and drapes, on mattresses and bedding, in the laundry room, in closets–everywhere you want to create an antimicrobial shield on treated articles.
Treated materials are resistant to odor and decay caused by growth of bacteria, mold and mildew – controls the source of odors instead of covering up odors

Protection against odor and decay for:

  • Clothing, hosiery and footwear
  • Vehicle interiors
  • Upholstery and mattresses
  • Carpets, curtains and wall coverings
  • Paper and wood products

Easily applied by hand sprayer, fogger, and electrostatic sprayer, 

Recommended for use in:

  • Nursing homes and assisted living homes
  • Automobiles, buses, boats, planes and recreational vehicles
  • Restaurants and cafeterias
  • Public seating areas such as theaters, stadiums and airports
  • Schools, medical offices, assisted living centers, dormitories and
  • Athletic facilities
  • Basements, attics and other damp areas where odors can grow

One gallon applied with electrostatic sprayer or commercial fogger can typically cover 4,000 to 6,000 sq. ft per gallon.

EPA Reg# 81446-2, EPA Est# 081446-NC-002, CA EPA Reg # 81446-2-AA

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Scientific Information

Chitosan, a versatile hydrophilic polysaccharide derived from chitin, has a broad antimicrobial spectrum to which gram-negative, gram-positive bacteria and fungi are highly susceptible.

CDC reports that gram-negative bacteria cause infections including pneumonia, bloodstream infections, wound or surgical site infections, and meningitis in healthcare settings. Gram-negative bacteria are resistant to multiple drugs and are increasingly resistant to most available antibiotics. These bacteria have built-in abilities to find new ways to be resistant and can pass along genetic materials that allow other bacteria to become drug-resistant as well. Chitosan is proven to kill gram-negatives bacteria.

Gram-negative infections include those caused by KlebsiellaAcinetobacter, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli., as well as many other less common bacteria.

What is Chitin?  It s a polysaccharide of animal origin found abundantly in nature and characterized by a fibrous structure. It forms the basis of the main constituent of the outer skeleton of insects and crustaceans like shrimp, crabs and lobster.

Chitosan binds to the cell walls of microorganisms, suppressing microbes through a nontoxic mode of action. Alternatively, most antibiotics and bactericidal agents work through a toxic mode of action.

Chitosan Antimicrobial Highlights:

  • Has been independently tested and proven to provide persistent kill capabilities against certain pathogens at 99.99% efficacy, for 4+ months.
  • Has been tested to 35 days at 99.99% efficacy against Staph, E. coli, MRSA, MRSP, VRE Faecalis, VRE Faecium, CRE, CRKP, Pseudomonas.
  • Safe, all-natural, hypoallergenic and nontoxic
  • Chitosan, the active ingredient, is extensively used by the US Military to prevent bleeding, eliminate bacteria in wounds, and is also sold as an ingestible supplement.
  • Performance is consistently effective on indoor and outdoor surfaces, porous and nonporous.

Chitosan technology for antimicrobial properties in fabric originated within the NASA Space Program. Our research has led us to patented process technology that is comprehensive, hypoallergenic and nontoxic. The active, antimicrobial agent, Chitosan, has been used for more than 100 years and widely employed in the food supplement business and in wound care. Chitosan is sustainable as it is a polysaccharide, the second most prevalent polymer on earth.

Chitosan also has a broad-spectrum antimicrobial effect, presumably mediated by interaction of the cationic groups on chitosan with negatively charged bacterial surface components inhibiting membrane transfer of nutrients to the cells and/or microbial cell wall destruction resulting in bacterial death.

What Makes Us Different?
Chitosan antimicrobial provides a residual natural antimicrobial film proven effective and containing intrinsic antimicrobial properties. Tests show medical grade Chitosan provides persistent, sustained, residual, antimicrobial effect for up to a year, depending on environmental conditions.

Testing to date shows 6 log kill (99.9999%). *publicly available lab tests support these claims.

Persistent or ON-GOING antimicrobial effect. Tested to 3 weeks on S. aureus ATCC 6538 (Staph) and to 4 months & 8 days on S. aureus ATCC 33592 (MRSA).  Absence of yellow line in lab test results indicate no growth.