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What are Biofilms?

Biofilm

Biofilms are a combination of microorganisms in which cells adhere to each other on a surface. They are almost always found upon handles, keyboards and other such high-touch areas.

"Infections caused by resistant microorganisms often fail to respond to conventional treatment, resulting in prolonged illness and greater risk of death. About 440 000 new cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) emerge annually, causing at least 150 000 deaths."

- World Health Organization Fact Sheet Feb 2011

Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs)

80% of all infections can be attributed to biofilms. Biofilms impair the effective healing of wounds and limit the efficiency of antibacterial remedies to treat infected wounds. They are also responsible for Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs).

"A high percentage of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are caused by highly resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)."

- World Health Organization Fact Sheet Feb 2011

The Damage

Biofilm

Microbial biofilms on surfaces cost billions of dollars yearly in equipment damage, product contamination, energy losses and infections. Biofilms may present a sanitation and hygiene risk making it difficult to prevent food contamination. Listeria, Pseudomonas, Campytobacter, E.Coli and Salmonella are important food pathogens that are associated with biofilms.

How Omniyo Nano 223 Helps

Our unique product Omniyo Nano 223 is able to prevent the formation of biofilms through actively killing all organic compounds such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and dirt that come into contact with the coated surface. Through this active killing process, bacteria, viruses, mould and algae are unable to aggregate to form a biofilm. Omniyo Nano 223's small and pure particles are energized by any light source. Once energized, billions of particles produce powerful oxidants that decompose all organic material upon contact rapidly. This helps to ensure the maintenance of a surface that is always antibacterial and antivirus.

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