WHAT IS QUADEX STERIFOG?
Quadex is a chemically "organic" composition used to prevent the spread of pathogenic and other kinds of microorganisms (microbes). Quadex destroys Spores, Gram+ and Gram- Bacteria, Fungi, Mould, Algae, Mildew, Phage and Viruses on hard surfaces, medical equipment and other man-made objects.
Quadex kills in applicable situations 99,999 % (5 Log Reduction) microbes such as:
QUADEX® STERIFOG® - MODE OF ACTION
Quadex kills by damaging and weakening cell membranes and then inactivating critical enzymes.
QUADEX® DISINFECTS NATURALLY
QUADEX STERIFOG has a residual killing effect in excess of 30 days whilst most HIGH LEVEL disinfectants ‘kill and go' and are mostly toxic.
Disinfectant decay leads to bacterial re-growth.
- Disinfectant decay results in more frequent dosing.
- Disinfectant decay costs money.
- Quadex Sterifog is effective in minute concentrations. (less than 1%)
- The carrier is mainly water. (5% alcohol).
WHAT ABOUT CHEMICAL RESISTANCE?
QUADEX STERIFOG PROVIDES HIGHLY ACTIVE PROTECTION AGAINST ‘PATHOGENIC RESISTANCE’.
- Bacteria have a very fast multiplication rate, which enables them to 'evolve‘ rapidly.
- Since some bacteria always survive a chemical attack, they give rise to the next generation. Thus they are able to develop resistance to most of the current established disinfectants in the market place.
- Quadex started out in the beginning based on 4 actives (From the word QUATTRO - Meaning four) We now have 6 actives working in synergy, making it very difficult for microbes to build up resistance.
- Quadex is not based on Single or Twin chain QAC's (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds) that are considered LOW LEVEL disinfectants in the medical industry and are deactivated in hard water and/or a heavy organic presence.
- Quadex is a new and unique synergistic cocktail of chemicals. It is therefore a multi-component, multi-acting broad-spectrum, fast acting HIGH LEVEL disinfectant and sterilant. (Killing Bacillus subtilis spores in 30 minutes at a 5 Log reduction. Glutaraldehyde takes 4 - 10 hours to achieve the same result).
- Why keep on using the same old solution to a problem that has moved on?
DISINFECTANT EFFECTIVENESS DEPENDS ON MANY FACTORS....
THE SELECTION AND USE OF DISINFECTANTS
- Toxicity? (Relative safety to animals and people – all disinfectants are potentially harmful – differences are a matter of degree) See LD50.
- Biodegradation? (Defined as the decomposition of organic material by microorganisms).
- Effect on fabric, equipment, product and metals? (Corrosiveness - staining - harshness)?
- Activity and reactivity? (With organic matter, hard water and other compounds such as soaps? Is it neutralised by organic matter?)
- Residual Activity?
- Efficacy? (Killing efficiency against viruses, bacteria, fungi, phage, mould, mildew - how fast and how broad?)
- Contact time to achieve required kill?