Our Technology & Efficacy Testing

Zoono’s physical kill ruptures the cell meaning the cell cannot mutate, helping preventing the development of pathogens that are resistant to the more traditional disinfectants.

Zoono is colourless, non-leaching and safe to use in both the home and industrial settings. Whilst it has a gentle formulation, it is deadly for a broad range of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. 

When applied to a surface by spraying, wiping or ‘fogging’; Zoono leaves behind a mono-molecular layer that permanently bonds to the surface. These molecules are antimicrobial, silane based polymers that covalently bond to the surface forming a barrier of positively charged microscopic pins.

The positively charged microscopic pins attract and pierce negatively charged pathogens. The pins rupture the cell walls. This causes the pathogen to break up with lethal effect. The layer of molecular antimicrobial pins carries on working for up to 30 days on surfaces. Routine cleaning should continue in order that Zoono can continue to work at its optimal performance. Routine cleaning does not disrupt the Zoono molecule or its antimicrobial activity.

Zoono Ingredients

Zoono products use purified, deionised water and an antimicrobial compound.

We use a Quaternary Ammonium Compound – these are commonly used antibacterial agents found in products such as toothpaste, contact lens products, cosmetics, soaps.

While our quaternary ammonium compound originates from natural sand the process is synthetic.

Our trade secret lies in the technology behind the quaternary ammonium compound which enables Zoono to stay active and continue killing pathogens for long periods of times.

How Zoono Works

Zoono works by the formation of a molecular layer of covalently bound biocidal molecules based around silicone polymer chemistry.

The simplest analogy is that antimicrobial “spikes” are formed on the surface that are highly positively charged and as a result of this charge, the negatively charged molecular structure of microorganisms are attracted to the “spikes” and the cell wall and membrane is lysed; the organism is then killed and the process continues.

WHY ANTIMICROBIAL PROTECTION IS IMPORTANT

It is now widely acknowledged that the environment and surfaces are a significant source of microbiological contamination and is considered as a major vehicle for harmful microorganisms to cause infection (cross-infection). Bacteria and viruses can contaminate surfaces and can form bio-films that are extremely resilient to hygiene processes i.e. cleaning and disinfection. Harmful microorganisms can be transferred by cross contamination via touch or the air in the form of aerosols (in water droplets) or generally as single cells or “clumps”.

Aerial contamination is especially significant for viral infection but also for many other infections caused by bacteria. Each species or family of microorganisms can have its own unique mode of transmission and portal of entry in to the human body. When biological agents enter the body they can infect the individual, multiply and then cause symptoms of their characteristic disease. 

Where to Use Zoono

Any environments where germs are present and likely to pose a threat. Zoono currently is successfully used on transport systems, buildings, vehicles, shipping, homes and hospitals where there is a risk of infection. Routine liquid disinfectants work when the surface is wet and at point of disinfection, once the disinfectant is wiped off or dried it is no longer capable if killing any further microorganisms that recontaminate that surface.  Surfaces can become recontaminated to the same levels as before disinfection within 1 – 2 hours. This is the reason why Zoono technology has been developed as a next generation biocide to support routine cleaning activities.

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How to apply & How often to use Zoono

Efficacy & Testing

Zoono conforms to regulations from around the world and has passed PAS 2424, EN13697, EN1276, EN1650 and EN14476:2013+A2:2019 amongst many more antimicrobial efficacy tests.

Proven to remain active on skin for 24 hours

Untreated vs. Zoono treated hands over 24 hours:

Coloured bars indicate pathogen growth on untreated hands

Note: virtually non-existent growth on treated hands

FULL LAB RESULTS

Approved personnel can access our results, please contact us (zoonoukeu@zoono.com) with your business or organisation details to commence NDA process.

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