Biomaster Hygeinic Additives

Steri-Guard Coatings® (with Biomaster)

Biomaster treated surfaces inhibit the growth bacteria and mould, preventing odours and making them more hygienic and durable.

When bacteria come into contact with a Biomaster protected surface, the silver ions prevent them from growing, producing energy or replicating, therefore they die.

Biomaster is incredibly durable, long lasting and highly active. When added, it is dispersed throughout the entire item and becomes an integral part of the product.

The active agent is organic and non-leaching which means that, unlike organic antimicrobial technologies, it stays within the item to which it is added.
The controlled release of the active ingredient provides maximum antibacterial protection for the lifetime of the product.

Steri-Guard (with Biomaster Antibacterial Protection) has been successfully tested on most common organisms in more than 2,000 applications.

Here are the main strains tested and their properties.

Acinetobacter baumannii
Pathogenic bacteria, resistant to most antibiotics. Can cause severe pneumonia and infections of the urinary tract, blood stream and other parts of the body.

Aspergillus niger
Black mould fungus Commonly found in bathrooms. Irritant spores with mycotoxins. Pathogen, causing respiratory diseases and cutaneous and subcutaneous infections.

Candida albicans
Saprophytic yeast found in the nasopharynx and faeces. Causes thrush and skin infections.

Gram negative, pathogenic bacteria, commonly found in uncooked chicken Causes Campylobacteriosis, resulting in cramps, fever, diarrhoea and occasional death.

Enterococcus faecalis
Inhabits gastrointestinal tract of humans and other animals, can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial (hospital) environment.

Enterobacter aerogenes
Nosocomial (healthcare acquired) and pathogenic bacterium that causes opportunistic infections including most types of infections. It is generally found in the human gastrointestinal tract and does not generally cause disease in healthy individuals.

Extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBL)
Enzymes which have built up a form of resistance to commonly used antibiotics, such as penicillin. ESBL enzymes are produced by two different forms of bacteria: E. coli (Escherichia coli) plus Klebsiella pneumoniae. The term ESBLs is used to refer to the types of bacteria that create ESBL enzyme.

Escherichia coli
Facultative anaerobic gram negative bacillus serotype, found in animal intestines and faeces. Strain 0157 H7 is particularly pathogenic, causing gastroenteritis, sometimes fatal. Klebsiella pneumoniae: Aerobic Gram negative bacillus, part of the normal intestinal flora of animals and humans. Pathogenic, causing hospital and community acquired infections.

Gram negative, aerobic, pathogenic bacterium. Infection can lead to Legionellosis (Legionnaires Disease or Legion Fever) which can also lead to pneumonia.

Listeria monocytogenes
Gram positive aerobic non spore-forming bacillus, found in the intestinal tract of humans.Pathogenic if it enters the bloodstream, causing Listeriosis.

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Aerobic Gram positive coccus. Part of the normal flora of the skin, intestinal and genital tracts and mucous membranes of warm blooded animals. An opportunistic pathogen causing a wide variety of infections. There are currently 27 known pathogenic serotypes of MRSA, each highly contagious and resistant to most antibiotic treatments. Common in hospital acquired infections.

Proteus vulgaris
Aerobic Gram negative bacillus, part of the normal human intestinal flora. Pathogenic, causing urinary tract and intestinal infections.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Aerobic Gram negative bacillus, colonies forming a characteristic blue green pigment with a urine like odour. Ubiquitous in nature. Pathogenic, a major cause of hospital acquired infections.

Salmonella enteritidis
Gram negative bacillus, with over 1000 known pathogenic serotypes, causing entericor typhoid fever in humans. Found in the gut of animals, birds, and human carriers. Infection is passed through poor hygiene.

Salmonella typhimurium
Can cause diarrhoea, which usually does not require antibiotic treatment. However, in people at risk (i.e. infants, small children, the elderly) Salmonella infections can become very serious, leading to complications.

Trychophyton mentagrophytes
Saprophytic fungus causing dermatophytosis, athlete’s foot and other chronic skin infections.

Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE)
Bacterial strains of the genus Enterococcus that are resistant to the antibiotic Vancomycin.


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