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Some insects, such as dragonflies, have evolved nano-protrusions or  nano-pillars on their wings that pierce bacteria on contact. It is now well established that wings of insect, including the cicada and dragonfly, possess antibacterial and antifungal properties. 

Nano-structured Surfaces

Bacterial antibiotic resistance is becoming more widespread due to excessive use of antibiotics in healthcare and agriculture. 

This report presents an overview of the bactericidal behaviour of nanostructured surfaces against different bacteria through the physico-mechanical rupture of the cell wall.

Si-QAC-pre-coated PPE

The sharp increase in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) due Covid-19 necessitates an improvement in the protective efficacy of PPE. This report evaluated the potential antimicrobial and antiviral effects of Si-QAC-pre-coated PPE.

Spartan Mills Blank Study

Test data generated with surfaces treated with the Silane Quaternary Compound (SiQuat), technology support the fact that it contributes positively to the reduction of microorganisms in the medical environment.

Si-QAC-coated Sand

A report about the developing an anti-microbial filter media using an Si-QAC and evaluate its performance under conditions relevant to household drinking water treatment in developing countries.

Filtration with Si-QAC-coated sand provided higher removal of bacteria and viruses than filtration with uncoated sand.

A Continuously Active Antimicrobial Coating effective against Human Coronavirus 229E

“The disinfection of high-contact surfaces is seen as an infection control practice to prevent the spread of pathogens by fomites. Unfortunately, recontamination of these surfaces can occur any time after the use of common disinfectants. We recently reported on a novel continuously active antimicrobial coating which was shown to reduce the spread of healthcare acquired infections in hospitals.”

Long-term efficacy of a self-disinfecting coating in an intensive care unit

Results: The average bacterial count on all treated surfaces was reduced by >99% (2 logs) for at least 8 weeks after treatment.

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SiSHIELD is registered with Heath Canada as SiShield Antimicrobial Solution

Efficacy of Electrostatic

This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of antimicrobials sprayed by electrostatic versus conventional sprayer. The results indicated that electrostatic spraying of commercial antimicrobials can be considered an effective and economical approach to enhancing the microbial safety.

Evaluation of Electrostatic Spray

In the setting of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, efficient methods are needed to decontaminate shared portable devices and large open areas such as waiting rooms.

Impact of Antimicrobial Surface Coating

Inanimate surfaces are known to play a role in the transmission of health care associated infection in the health-care environmentStatistically significant reductions in health care associated infection and environmental bio-burdens occurred in the units receiving the antimicrobial surface coating, suggesting the potential for improved patient outcomes and persistent reductions in environmental contamination.

Thymol: Complete Inactivation of SAR CoV-2

This study was conducted to evaluate viricidal efficacy rates of a test sample of a disinfectant with 23% active ingredient of thymol against SARS CoV-2 (Covid-19).

Essential Oils as Antimicrobial Agents

Herbs and the essential oils derived from them have been used from the beginning of human history for different purposes. In this review the research studies about the most-active essential oils (including thymol) known because of their antimicrobial properties.

Antibacterial of Thymol

This review aims to critically evaluate the available literature regarding the antibacterial and antifungal effects of thymol.