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Beating the Beastly Bugs

27 March 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

Classrooms of the future could have the potential to better protect users from harmful bacteria is the claim by provider of antibacterial protection, BioCote.

A collaboration with hot and cold water dispenser business, PHS Waterlogic, will see water dispensers, door handles, furniture, flooring and other surface materials treated with BioCote used to radically reduce the presence of bacteria.

This will make it possible for learning and training providers to actively inhibit microbial growth and complement their existing cleaning regimes.

“BioCote protected products are not only validated but also undergo continuous quality control testing to ISO 22196 at an independent laboratory,” explained David Matthews, MD, PHS Waterlogic. “Test results for Waterlogic’s POU dispensers, for example, have demonstrated reduction by >99.9% against microbes that can cause degradation or deterioration of the product surfaces.”

BioCote used in the Waterlogic water dispenser showed a reduction of 96.79% in bacterial growth compared with a standard mains fed watercooler making this suitable for organisations looking to safeguard their employees and customers.

The technology was tested in a medium-sized primary school in the South-East of England over a four week period. The study has shown that the surfaces protected with BioCote in Classroom A reduced the presence of bacteria by 95.68% when comparing the average colony count against the colony count in Classroom B. Classroom B was left untreated.

Picture: BioCote has been launched that is claimed  to radically reduce the presence of bacteria.

Article written by TWinFM Reporter | Published 27 March 2015


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