News - Ebiox and Ebola

October 11 2014

With the global concern growing with reference to the spread of Ebola virus, Ebiox believes their product offering linked with stringent Infection Prevention and Control protocols can play a role in combating the Ebola Virus.

Trionic D and Esense product groups do not have an Ebola kill claim in their testing portfolio. Actually, testing products for efficacy against the Ebola virus is not openly available because it is so hazardous to conduct.

Ebola strains on surfaces are probably fairly easy to kill since they are an enveloped virus these being less resistant to disinfectants than non-enveloped viruses.
However Trionic D products do have efficacy proven via the EPA in the US and EN testing in Europe against enveloped and non-enveloped viruses. The contact time for virucidal efficacy against enveloped viruses such as, HIV, Hepatitis B, Herpes Simplex, Avian Influenza, Influenza A, H1N1 and Human Corona Virus is five minutes. Trionic D also has efficacy against Adenovirus 5 again it is well accepted that efficacy against this type of pathogen then the product tested would have efficacy against Ebola.
Therefore what we can conclude is that Trionic is effective against enveloped viruses of which Ebola is one.

It is however well documented that 2% Glutaraldehyde is effective in killing the Ebola virus. Ebiox Sporicidal HLD with G-cide is a patented stabilised 2.7% Glutaraldehyde product utilising a surfactant to stabilise the volatile Glutaraldehyde molecule and to help breakdown the cell walls of the enveloped virus.

With Ebiox Sporicidal HLD having G-cide as it’s active we can offer a product which has:

    Greater efficacy against pathogens as molecule stable
    Safe to use as volatility greatly reduced
    A ready to use solution
    Fast contact time
    Bio-degradable
    Non-corrosive

We can also offer a unique range of Healthcare Workers Clothing Ebiox Livinguard which linked with the PPE used in treating patients with Ebola gives an added layer of protection.

Ebiox Livinguard clothing and linen range is a patented coating which offers two key requirements:

    Anti-microbial Protection
    A fluid repellent coating

This linked with a number of other qualities we believe offers further peace of mmd to those working in this very difficult situation.

For further information please do not hesitate to visit our website http://www.ebiox.co.uk or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)