NitroPep can reduce the spread of pathogens

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An innovative product that can protect the public from the risk of MRSA, E. coli and other HAIs.

NitroPep effectively kills pathogens and works effectively on regularly-handled surfaces, including door handles and grab rails.

Our technology prevents surface colonisation and biofilm formation, ensuring that surface ‘recontamination’ and onward transmission of bacteria can be prevented.

NitroPep’s combined result of surface modification renders any treated surface bactericidal. This is done with two key methods:

  1. A bespoke surface engineering process to activate
    the metal surfaces
  2. Dip-coating the activated surfaces with an
    antimicrobial agent

Today there are few public health issues of greater importance, worldwide, than the spread of bacteria and virus such as MRSA, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, fungi and other HAIs.

The special NitroPep coating ensures plastic and metal surfaces are protected from the spread of such pathogens, thanks to the coating’s ability to "lock in" disinfectant and antimicrobial actives.

Regarding SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19:

Based on information from the World Health Organization (WHO), the use of chlorhexidine as an antimicrobial agent clearly exhibits some efficacy to inactivate SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  NitroPep has independently assessed laboratory data that shows categorically that our covalently bonded coating kills gram-negative, gram-positive bacteria and fungi. While research is currently planned on the effectiveness of our NitroPep-coated surfaces against coronaviruses, we currently have no available test data to show the efficacy of NitroPep-coated surfaces against SARS-CoV-2 and therefore assumptions on efficacy are in accordance with WHO guidelines.

See https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331138/WHO-WPE-GIH-2020.1-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

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Antibacterial Efficacy

Antibacterial treated toilet brush to prevent bacterial contamination and aid with cleaning.

The toilet brush is treated with chlorhexidine digluconate which is attached the surface and does not need repeat applications. The treated surface can kill 99.9 % of bacteria (P. aeruginosa and MRSA) in 5 minutes and 99.9 % of fungi (C. albicans) in 15 minutes.

Testing

Tests on the NitroPep technology have been conducted in independent specialist laboratories.

  1. Test methods and protocols have been conducted in line with established industry standards. Tests conducted against S. aureus, P. aeruginosa, MRSA and C.albicans.
  2. Tests were completed on different steel types, different bacteria which are common causes of HAIs and are readily transmissible.
  3. Tests also conducted with splash test surface challenges to replicate and assess impact of hospital cleaning regimes.
The results were outstanding.
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Field Trials

In situ field testing has been carried out across 24 sites.

These have been tested across the multiple sites in Birmingham including clinical, laboratory, toilet and general meeting areas.

These trials demonstrated greater than 99% efficacy over an extended period of time.