Long-lasting disinfectant targets COVID-19 on work surfaces

Thursday, 05 August, 2021 | Supplied by: Touch Australia

An Australian biotechnology company has developed a long-lasting surface disinfectant designed to provide effective protection against coronavirus (COVID-19), for workplaces, public areas, commercial venues and homes. The antibacterial surface disinfectant has been listed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and proven by 400 scientific studies to not only kill COVID-19, Influenza A and Influenza B, but leave a protective antimicrobial layer on surfaces for up to 30 days. Surface Guard has the potential to create COVID-19-free environments across public areas such as buses, trains, public bathrooms and shopping centres. Families can also maintain a safe home environment by keeping kitchens and bathroom surfaces germ-free. Surface Guard is designed to protect against COVID-19, the common flu and a number of other viruses.

In collaboration with leading chemists and scientists, Touch Australia has developed an advanced formula in its newly released Surface Guard disinfectant that provides long-lasting protection for surfaces from the risk of contamination for 30 days. Incorporating Touch Australia’s MikroGuard+ technology, once applied to any surface, Surface Guard has been shown to kill 99.99% of viruses and pathogens on contact, including COVID-19, Influenza A and B, which is also known as the common flu. Using Touch Australia’s MikroGuard+ technology, when applied to hard surfaces, Surface Guard attracts then kills or inactivates pathogens on contact, preventing them from adapting to the formula. The disinfectant also bonds with the surface, creating an antimicrobial layer of protection that continues to kill viruses and pathogens for up to 30 days. The disinfectant has also proven effective against fungi, yeast, bacteria and a range of other viruses including herpes and poliovirus.

Mazz Gencer, a Representative of Touch Australia, noted that the company wanted to release a product that was reliable, non-hazardous, guaranteed to deliver long-lasting protection and that could be used by households and businesses alike. “Now more than ever, the market is in need of an effective antibacterial and anti-viral surface disinfectant to combat the spread of COVID-19. Customers can have peace of mind knowing that our product is tested, reliable and guaranteed to effectively sterilise their environments,” Gencer said. Most current disinfectants do not have the long-lasting protection of Surface Guard, lasting only 24 hours to seven days, the company stated, going on to note that while certain products have proven long-term protection against COVID-19, their efficacy does not carry across a broad spectrum of viruses and pathogens, nor do they carry the scientific testing to substantiate their claims.

“We worked closely with scientists conducting tests at Australian and International accredited laboratories. Surface Guard has passed the USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing methods along with the European Union and UK regulatory testing (EN 13697) and the evaluation of Virucidal Activity (EN14476) in a medical area. We’re also Food Safety Approved (C-44) by the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries,” Gencer said. All Touch Australia products are manufactured in a TGA and FDA approved facility and comply with Australian manufacturing standards. Surface Guard surface disinfectant is available for purchase as a 500 mL spray or a five-litre bottle.

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