Our technology uses a broad-spectrum silver antimicrobial agent which is effective at killing over 650 different types of microorganisms, including Human Coronavirus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Influenza A (H1N1), Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter spp.
Our technology differs from current coating systems as the antimicrobial agent is bound to the polymer resin, unlike our competitors whose products steadily release biocides. This eliminates many of the current drawbacks and limitations of the existing technology.
Specifically, we use silver nanoparticles as our active ingredient and not silver ions. Not only are silver nanoparticles more antimicrobial than silver ions but - due to their larger size - silver nanoparticles do not leach as readily as silver ions. Silver nanoparticles destroy bacteria, fungi, and viruses via their positive charge, which causes the particle to complex to pathogenic cells in various ways, disrupting their metabolism and structure. Common effects are:
Alters cell walls and membranes, causing leakage of cellular contents
Destabilize organelles like ribosomes
Damages nucleic acids, disrupting nuclear processes
Generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) causing stress
Damages virion glycoproteins and envelopes
(Bright white dots).
(To scale! ~1000nm x 500nm)