Bio Shield to Offer Agion Technologies' SilverClene24 - Disinfectant and Virucide to Emergency Response Market


Market leading odorless disinfectantand virucide inhibits growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi for up to 24 hours on treated surfaces

Agion Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of naturally safe silver-based antimicrobial solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with Bio Shield Technologies, Hershey, PA, to sell SilverClene24 into the emergency response market. SilverClene24 is an EPA-registered spray-on disinfectant and virucide that has been proven effective in inhibiting the growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi on surfaces. SilverClene24 is an alternative to typical phenol-, ammonium- and chlorine-based hard surface disinfectants typically used within the healthcare industry and sanitizes hard surfaces 20 times faster than other leading disinfectants.

ìSilverClene24 is a very exciting product for the healthcare industry,î said Jeff Trogolo, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer at Agion Technologies, Inc. ìSilver has been recognized as a powerful antimicrobial for centuries. This new product has many benefits over traditional cleaners including a residual kill lasting up to 24 hours after initial application. Countless studies have shown that dangerous organisms can live on surfaces such as countertops and bedrails for several days. Protecting patients and healthcare workers from these microbes begins with effective disinfection, and there is none more effective than SilverClene24.

Agion's SilverClene24 has been proven effective against a variety of dangerous organisms including antibiotic resistant bacteria such as Enterococcus facium (VRE) and Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), as well as HIV, Rhinovirus, Influenza, Poliovirus and Trichophyton mentagrophytes (athlete's foot fungus). SilverClene24 can kill bacteria in as little as 30 seconds and can eliminate viruses and fungus in 10 minutes.

The results of laboratory tests regarding the residual killing activity of SilverClene24 show that at 24 hours after initial application, there is a 99.99 percent reduction in bacteria. In addition to being effective for up to 24 hours, SilverClene24 is colorless, odorless, non-corrosive, non-flammable and does not produce irritating fumes. SilverClene24's trimodal process to reduce bacteria is silver-based, which reduces the potential for the development of antimicrobial resistance commonly encountered with many traditional disinfectants. This is particularly important in today's healthcare environments where microbial mutation and antibiotic resistance are major concerns in fighting disease. SilverClene24 is available in liquid spray form at www.bioshieldtech.com.

SilverClene24 is just one of many products available to healthcare institutions that feature innovative silver-based antimicrobial technology from Agion. Since 1997, Agion has engineered numerous applications for its innovative antimicrobial technology and today can be found in a variety of products designed to make healthcare environments cleaner including medical catheters, fibers and textiles used in bedding and drapes, faucets, mobile workstations, and keyboards.

 

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