Nolla technology eradicates a repellant health-care associated pathogen – multidrug resistant P. aeruginosa. Using water-based Nolla Silver Polymer only 3 ppm of silver content is required for 5 log elimination.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is aerobic gram-negative bacteria and one of the most common cause for community and healthcare acquired infections. P. aeruginosa is intrinsically resistant to many antimicrobials (antibiotics and biocides) and continues to generate resistance towards antimicrobial agents.
Alarmingly, carbapenem resistant strains of P. aeruginosa have been isolated. Carbapenems are considered a class of ”last resort” antibacterials that are often prescribed when isolates with resistance towards cephalosporins and fluoroquinolone are found. Furthermore, multi drug resistant (MDR) strains of P. aeruginosa are becoming more common within hospital environments.
The forever evolving bacteria, such as P. aeruginosa, are gaining lead in the race against new human-made antimicrobials, which has raised concerns among healthcare officials as the bacteria possess a bioterrorism threat in addition to the commonly mentioned healthcare and community associated threats (Nature, 499, 394–396, 2013).
The best weapon in the fight against P. Aeruginosa infections is effective prevention, which to a large extent requires effective disinfectants to eradicate bacteria prior infections. Thus, to prevent the spreading of dangerous pathogens, hand hygiene and surface disinfection are considered crucial.
Nolla Antimicrobial has generated a novel silver polymer based technology, which utilize an intelligent polymer carrier for the delivery of ionic silver.
Nolla technology has scored 5 log reduction of P. aeruginosa with only 3 ppm of silver content (corresponding to 0.04% of Nolla polymer) in vitro.
Importantly, water was used as a carrier in the experiment, highlighting the efficiency and potential of the technology against other antimicrobial technologies which are often based on alcohols. Nolla technology fullfils both EN1500 and EN 13697 standards of hand and surface sanitizer, respectively.
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