Zoono’s “physical kill” replaces the need for dangerous poisons, chemicals and alcohol. This method of rupturing the cell means the cell cannot mutate, preventing the development of superbugs.
Zoono is colourless, odourless, non-leaching, environmentally safe, non-corrosive and whilst completely gentle for humans and animals, it is deadly for a wide range of bacteria and mould.
Zoono does not contain harmful chemicals, as a liquid Zoono is less toxic than vitamin C and coffee.
When applied to a surface by spraying or ‘fogging’; Zoono leaves behind a mono-molecular layer that permanently bonds to the surface.
These molecules are antimicrobial, silane based polymers that covalently bond to the surface forming a barrier of positively charged microscopic pins. The positively charged microscopic pins attract and pierce negatively charged pathogens.
The pins rupture the cell walls. This causes the pathogen to break up with lethal effect. The layer of molecular antimicrobial pins carries on working for up to 30 days on surfaces. Routine cleaning can continue and does not disrupt the Zoono molecule or its antimicrobial activity.
Zoono products use purified, deionized water and an antimicrobial compound.
We use a Quaternary Ammonium Compound – these are commonly used antibacterial agents found in products such as toothpaste, contact lens products, cosmetics, soaps.
While our quaternary ammonium compound originates from natural sand the process is synthetic.
Our trade secret lies in the technology behind the quaternary ammonium compound which enables Zoono to stay active and continue killing pathogens for long periods of times.
Zoono works via the presence of a covalently bonded antibacterial layer on surfaces based around silicon polymer chemistry.
The simplest analogy is that antimicrobial “pins” are formed on the surface that are positively charged and as a result of this charge, the negatively charged molecular structure of microorganisms are attracted to the “pins” and the cell wall and membrane is lysed; the pathogen is then killed and the process continues. Below you can find a
It is widely acknowledged that common surfaces represent a significant source of microbiological contamination and have become major factors in the battle against cross-infection.
Bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts contaminate surfaces and can form biofilms resilient to hygiene processes i.e. cleaning and disinfection.
Harmful pathogens can be transferred via touch or even the air as tiny droplets. Aerial (droplet) cross contamination is especially significant for not only viral infections but also infections from spores such as C.diff.
Bacteria can be found in the soil and in water systems (esp E.coli, Pseudomonas etc) and the risk increases for anyone in the community with low levels of immunity.
Traditional methods of killing pathogens (poisons or dehydration via alcohol) are no longer effective – as evidenced by the evolution of superbugs (pathogens resistant to antibiotics / resistant to traditional methods of disinfection).
Any environments where germs are present and likely to pose a threat. Zoono is currently successfully being used in buildings, vehicles, shipping, homes and hospitals where there is a risk of infection. Routine liquid disinfectants only work when the surface is wet, once the disinfectant is wiped off or has dried it is no longer capable of killing any further potentially harmful microorganisms that would recontaminate that surface. In fact the surface becomes contaminated to the same levels as before disinfection within the next 1 – 2 hours. This is the reason why Zoono’s technology is a next generation biocide because it is also water-based and has a low toxicity level, therefore it does not require any special precautionary considerations such as the more toxic and corrosive biocides, which is why it can also be used within childcare facilities, food and beverage establishments as well as home environments.