SANO Barrier – 6 Months Pathogen Protection
SANO BARRIER is a clean label technology. It is specifically designed to help companies remain ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic by making surfaces impervious to bacteria and viruses. It is presented in the form of a nanotechnology enabled / anti-pathogen barrier coating offered in a 1 Litre (1000ml) spray. This eco-friendly barrier coating is a combination of various citric acids diluted in Isopropyl 70% alcohol and bound by a number of engineered nanomaterials such as nano SiO2, to create an effective anti-pathogen coating on non-absorbent surfaces.
SANO BARRIER is a preventative and proactive technology to help enable a treated surface to remain bacteria-static for up to 6 months. Can be deployed to treat surfaces as diverse as healthcare establishments, work areas, schools, social facilities and public infrastructure. The product is supplied ready-to-use in 500ml spray bottles.
SANO BARRIER can be applied to absorbent surfaces including plastic, glass, ceramics, touchscreens, high-risk touchpoints and metal. It can be used in medical / sanitary areas, food processing and facilities generally where cross-infection poses risk on surfaces such as door-handles, washbasins, showers, bathtubs, swimming baths, toilets, window glass, wall / floor surfaces, tiles, vehicle interiors and many other areas to protect invisibly against biofilm and cross-infection. On account of the product’s moisture repelling and surface tension effects, coated surfaces are able to better protect against cross-infection risk and colonization of bacteria, moulds and viruses.
Nanotechnology / an alternative approach to surface hygiene and safety
Proactive, rather than reactive hygiene methodologies to protect against Covid-19 contagion risk for surfaces commonly found in offices, workplaces, hotels, leisure and sport facilities are the more sensible and sustainable option. That stated, how does one protect surfaces against bacteria and viruses which over millennium have managed to survive on almost every surface on earth? Increasing knowledge and insight into nanotechnology / biotechnology and enhanced data analysis offer real and practical solutions, especially when we focus on nature and the natural world. “In order to create efficient functional materials, nature offers the best recipes by offering evolutionary successful concepts” argues Dennis Kurzbach from the Institute of Biological Chemistry. https://tinyurl.com/y8hymc9r
By mimicking nature, through nanotechnology, we can look to adopt new protocols which are sustainable and eco-friendly, moving away from the use of aggressive disinfectants and indeed antibiotics which can increase risk of fostering superbugs and a plethora of new illnesses. Plants have adapted robust defences against bacteria and viruses since the first single cell evolved around 400 million years ago.
What can we learn from Nature?
Lotus leaves, pitcher plants, rice leaves and even blades of grass have special smooth and water-repellent surfaces which provides protection against biofilm and bacterial attack. These structures keep plants clean and hygienically healthy, essential for the process of photosynthesis and energy creation. Even Insects such as the dragon fly (wings) also evolved to protect themselves in specific environments. The dung beetle, for example, over thousands of years evolved with special shell membranes which sanitise and protect them from harmful bacteria in dirty environments.