OUR TECHNOLOGY

Our broad-spectrum silver antimicrobial agent kills over 650 different types of microorganisms including Human Coronavirus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Influenza A (H1N1), Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter spp.

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Unlike other systems that steadily release biocides, our antimicrobial agent is bound to the polymer resin. This eliminates many of the current drawbacks and limitations of existing technology including leaching.

We use silver nanoparticles as our active ingredient (not silver ions) which 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

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Silver Nanoparticles

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Escherichia coli

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