Bacoban®- the new dimensions
With Bacoban®, the primary objective was to develop a surface disingectant that not only disinfects but also guarantees a long-lasting effect until the next disinfection. What an improvement considering the fact that for decades the innovative power in the field of disinfectants was rather moderate! The fact that the project now came up with an effect that lats up to 240 hours, which is a total of 10 days, was a complete surprise not only to us, but to all independent test labs and health facilities engaged in testing Bacoban. The consequence of these unique research results is not to change hygiene plans automatically and to perform disinfection only every 5 or 10 days, but rather to utilize this advantage to the benefit of patients, staff members and to improve infection control. But it actually does not make much difference whether the lasting disinfecting effect of Bacoban against bacteria, fungi, and viruses covers 3 or 10 days.
The real benefit of such a disinfectant, if integrated into established disinfection plans, is that it ensures a significantly higher safety against the spreading of germs and viruses, thus reducing re-infection. It effectively closes the hygiene gap !
This is exactely what Bacoban® was developed for : to improve safety between the individual disinfecting steps and to give people a new tool in the control of germs and viruses.
The number of infections by micro-organisms, especially in the hospital area, has grown tremendously.
This is why infection control and reduction of the infection foci have become a special challenge. Up to 800,000 patients become ill every year with nosocomial infections in German hospitals alone. About 50,000 patients die from the results. In addition, there has been a large increase in MRSA infections, from 1.7% in 1990 up to more than 20% now. An MRSA rate of 50% is assumed in countries such as Japan, USA, England, Spain and France.
A problem which is increasing all over the world. Problematic germs are being detected in old people's homes and in private households in the meantime as well
Conventional disinfectants are effective immediately - but only for a short period.
Micro-organisms are only killed during the few minutes of the duration of the active period. After that, when the disinfectant has evaporated, the area treated is again subjected to microbial strains.
Until the next disinfection, a hygiene gap results, in which there can be a repeated settlement by micro-organisms. How can this problem be counteracted?
Alongside the proven direct germicidal and virucidal effect, Bacoban® also has two further highly effective mechanisms
1.Anti-microbial effect for up to 10 days (bactericidal, fungicidal)
After evaporation of the disinfectant, Bacoban® forms a nano-sponge and stores biocides, which diffuse in the event of contamination/settlement onto the surface and kill the bacteria and fungi - for up to 10 days
2. Easy-to-clean surfaces:
reduction of the cleaning requirements by more than 50%. The nano-sponge additionally establishes an easy-to-clean surface, which reduces the cleaning necessary by more than 50%.
To form the first nano-layer, the material should ideally react overnight, in any case for no less than 6-8 hours. In each wiping disinfection with Bacoban® the acting time is 5 minutes (according to DGHM). The easy-to-clean layer establishes itself independently after that. Used regularly, a layer in a nanometer range builds up.
This technique of surface refinement by the set-up of molecular networks ensures that micro-organisms, dust, protein and sweat only adhere loosely to the molecular network. They can now be removed with less cleaning efforts.