IMPORTANT COMPANY & PRODUCT UPDATES:
Latest Update 23rd July 2020
We are delighted to share quotes from the original press release published by our exclusive laboratory licence partner (worldwide exclusive product licence).
Nanosilver successfully tested against coronaviruses.
In a screening test (based on DIN ISO 21702), an unscented version of the coating – applied under test conditions with an added heat process to aid the hardening & 'curing' process - showed a surface reduction in the bovine coronavirus of over 99.9%”.
"Since 2010 the OECD has received a large amount of assistance from our partner laboratories who have supplied nanosilver product manufactured supplied for research purposes".
“Numerous laboratories demonstrated the efficient effectiveness of nanosilver against viruses at an early stage. Accordingly, nanosilver can be used against contamination in a very low concentration”.
“The latest study on bovine corona viruses now also shows a very strong virus reduction of 99.9% on surface coating containing nanosilver”.
"This test was carried out on surfaces that were treated with a coating containing nanosilver under test conditions and with an added heat source and according to based on DIN ISO 21702".
The above text was faithfully translated from the German original.
A senior representative added this quote for further clarification on the test result:
“The observed virus-inactivating effect of the coating was shown with the bovine coronavirus. This test virus is one of the enveloped viruses that are generally considered to be easily inactivated. SARS-CoV-2 also belongs to the group of enveloped viruses”.
Tests on the scented version of our coating - applied via wet-wipe and fully air-dried - are ongoing & results will be released as they are confirmed.
Bioarmor have used best endeavours to ensure the above is a faithful reproduction of the facts supplied in the original release and subsequent emails.
Latest Update 29th April 2020:
We are delighted to announce a new exclusive distribution contract has been signed with our new USA partner Bio Anti-bac Inc. who will trade as bioarmor-nanousa for USA, Canada and Mexico.
A new website and webshop is in the process of being constructed and we hope to have that 'live' and up and running shortly.
The biocidal agent in our coating in North America will carry EPA registration number 83587-3
updated 7th April 2020
Now that we have confirmed our American EPA status for our nanosilver additive - we're just waiting for official approval of the required format (size, font type, icon etc.) to display our EPA number on all our packaging, website, PR releases and printed materials. We will update here when we have the details.
updated 14:51 April 3rd 2020
Bioarmor-nano® has finalized testing on a version of Bioarmor-nano® coating that is suitable for sale into the USA. We will be launching the product imminently and with a valid EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) number to add to our European BPR (Biocidal Product Register) approval.
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Updated wording 17:09 29th April :
The active biocidal agent in bioarmor-nano® coating is nanosilver and after recent test results were analysed it has been proven that “Nanosilver has been confirmed to be over 90% effective in reducing viruses when in a textile coating”. In light of these results we have stepped up our own testing of the nanosilver in our nano-coating to see if we can replicate/approximate those efficacy results within the framework of our coating.
Although we are quietly confident - we cannot claim viral efficacy (in addition to our certified antibacterial efficacy) until we have completed our testing (to ISO standard) on the bioarmor-nano product but these tests are ongoing and we will announce test results on this site as soon as we receive them.
An extract our lab's official website:
“the chemical building blocks of viruses are not invulnerable because they contain sulphur atoms. The sulphur atoms react with silver at the chemical level and lead to the irreversible destruction of the viral building blocks. Viruses are immobile: once placed on a surface, such as a door handle, they must first come into contact with silver. And this is where nano-technology brings its invaluable advantage; Silver can be used in the smallest quantities, finely divided and actively against viruses on surfaces such as door handles, handles, touch screens, etc. The effectiveness of nanosilver against viruses has been proven in numerous scientific studies that have been carried out worldwide (Source 1-7).
The project was to investigate the contribution to hygiene made by surfaces that are equipped with nanosilver. A double-blind study showed that the hygiene benefits are significant: 50% fewer germs settle on surfaces that contain nanosilver in the form of an ultra-thin coating than on surfaces that do not contain nanosilver (source 8). As a result, the project delivered a ready-to-use coating. The active ingredient nanosilver contained therein is marketable both in the EU and in the USA.
Our laboratory has increased it’s testing on viral efficacy on ‘nanosilver in bioarmor-nano coating’ since the beginning of this recent outbreak. We are testing to ISO 21702 standard which takes a set amount of time - but we will release more news on the efficacy results of nanosilver in the bioarmor-nano product against specific viruses at the end of April/beginning of May 2020.
1. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 7, 5007-18 (2012).
Inactivation of microbial infectiousness by silver nanoparticles-coated condom: a new
approach to inhibit HIV- and HSV-transmitted infection.
2. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) (2011)
Silver nanoparticles as potential antiviral agents.
3. Journal of Nanobiotechnology (2010), 8: 1
Mode of antiviral action of silver nanoparticles against HIV-1
4. DARU Vol 17, No. 2 (2009), 88
In Vitro Antiviral Effect of “Nanosilver” on Influenza Virus
5. Antivir Ther. (2008); 13 (2): 253-62.
Silver nanoparticles inhibit hepatitis B virus replication.
6. J. Nanobiotechnol. (2005) 3, 6
Interaction of silver nanoparticles with HIV-1
7. Biomaterials (2014), Lv X, et al., Inhibitory effect of silver nanomaterials on
transmissible virus-induced host cell infections
Bioarmor-nano® active ingredient technology is currently tested to be effective on microbes and viruses 24/7 for the lifetime of the coating - which is a minimum of 3 months on a surface with normal usage.
The most important advice at this time is to follow the official government hygiene guidance and keep safe
We will update this section as soon as we receive updates and developments from the Lab.
Did you know that dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different species of microbes? That your phone screen has more nasty bacteria than a toilet seat? Or that your kitchen sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than your toilet? Research by the Good Housekeeping Institute also found that everyday electronic devices (like our phones, laptops and tablets) as well as handbags, remote controls, car sat-navs and the kitchen sink are hotspots for bacteria and microbes. Despite being regularly wiped-down, kitchen worktops – used to prepare raw food loaded with pathogens – contain an average of 1,736 bacteria per square inch. Meanwhile, bathroom taps and handles contain 50,068 and mobile phones 11,020. Pretty gross, right?
Not all germs are harmful, but increased exposure to nasty bacteria and microbes can heighten the risk of cross contamination. Not only that, but excessive bacterial and microbial growth can also contribute to mould, surface degradation & nasty odours in the home.