How Does BioProtect Protection Work?

The active ingredient in BioProtect polymerizes to all surfaces and is both colorless and odorless.

Think of BioProtect as a layer of electrically charged swords.  When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the quaternary amine sword punctures the cell membrane and the remnants are then electrocuted.

Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial does not lose it’s strength and the sword is now ready for the next cell to contact it.  (NOTE: Normal cleaning of the treated surfaces is necessary in order for the BioProtect   antimicrobials to continue their effectiveness.  Dirt buildup,  paint, dead microbes, etc. will cover the treatment prohibiting it from killing microorganisms.)

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Pure Hand Instant Hand Sanitizer Gel, based on the active ingredient Benzalkonium Chloride, is a unique gel formulation that features exceptional skin feel, conditioning and moisturizing properties. The efficacy of this product has been confirmed to reduce S. aureus 99.999% in as little as 15 seconds.

 

A wash off Benzalkonium Chloride offering in the ranges of 0.1-0.13% is recognized under the 1994 TFM for Antiseptic Drug Products when making claims against bacteria. Its leave-on or hand sanitizer use without a rinse is recognized and covered by the OTC Drug Review for antiseptic hand wash, healthcare-personnel hand wash and surgical scrub uses, with the through requisite prior evidence of it being marketed for a material time and extent prior to December 1975 in the United States for these uses. Therefore, until a final antiseptic monograph is issued and establishes Benzalkonium Chloride in Category I or Category II its (0.1-0.13%) remains in Category III and is allowed to be marketed as a wash-off (rinse) offering per the TFM or as a leave on because of being in the market prior to December 1975, i.e. Bactine®, developed in 1947 and introduced in 1950.

 

Why Benzalkonium chloride based Hand Sanitizers?

History- Benzalkonium chloride is an alcohol-free antimicrobial compound that has been widely used in the health care industry for more than 60 years in formulas for preservatives, surface cleaners, sterilizing agents, and leave-on, FDA Monograph anti-bacterial skin treatment products. The chemical properties of benzalkonium chloride make it a good candidate for persistent antimicrobial activity in mammalian tissue.  The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert panel concludes that benzalkonium chloride is safe as a cosmetic ingredient at 0.1%.

 

What are the advantages of Benzalkonium chloride-based over Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers?

Benzalkonium chloride based Hand Sanitizers have several distinct advantages over alcohol-based hand sanitizers. While both product forms are FDA Monograph for leave-on products, fast acting and allow for use without water or towels, benzalkonium chloride based products are non-flammable, non-damaging to skin, are persistent, and will not stain clothing or flooring.    

 

Pure Hand at 1000ppm active Benzalkonium chloride at 15 second exposure

   
         

Organism

Test Population Control (CFU/ml)

Number of Survivors (CFU/ml)

% Reduction

Log Reduction

         

Campylobacter jejuni ATCC 29428

1.02 X 107th

<1 X 10 2nd

>99.999

>5.00 Log10

Enterococcus faecalis Vancomycin Resistant (VRE) ATCC 51575

1.12 X 10 6th

3.2 X 10 1st

99.99

4.54 Log10

Escherichia coli ATCC 11229

3.80 X 10 6th

4

99.999

6.00 Log10

Escherichia coli O157:H7 ATCC 35150

1.26 X 10 6th

<2

>99.999

>5.80 Log10

Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 4352

1.10 X 10 6th

2

99.999

5.70 Log10

Staphylococcus aureus Methicillin Resistant (MRSA) ATCC 33592

1.23 X 10 7th

3.8 X 10 3rd

>99.9

3.51 Log10

Staphylococcus aureus
Community Associated Methicillin Resistant (MRSA)
NARSA NRS 123, Genotype USA400

1.18 X 10 6th

5.8 X 10 2nd

>99.9

>3.30 Log10

 

Pure Hand at 1000ppm active Benzalkonium chloride at 15, 30 and 60 second exposure

 
           

Organism

Exposure time seconds

Test Population Control (CFU/ml)

Number of Survivors (CFU/ml)

% Reduction

Log10
Reduction

           

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ATCC 15442

15

1.72 X 10 6th

<5

>99.999

>5.5

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ATCC 15442

30

1.72 X 10 6th

<5

>99.999

>5.5

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ATCC 15442

60

1.72 X 10 6th

<5

>99.999

>5.5

           

Staphylococcus aureus
ATCC 6538

15

9.6 X 10 5th

8.0 X 10 1st

>99.99

4.08

Staphylococcus aureus
ATCC 6538

30

9.6 X 10 5th

2.0 X 10 1st

>99.999

4.68

Staphylococcus aureus
ATCC 6538

60

9.6 X 10 5th

<5

>99.999

>5.3

                                                     

Pure Hand at 1300ppm active Benzalkonium chloride at 15, 30 and 60 second exposure

 
           

Organism

Exposure time seconds

Test Population Control (CFU/ml)

Number of Survivors (CFU/ml)

% Reduction

Log10
Reduction

           

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ATCC 15442

15

3.08 X 10 6th

<5

>99.999

>5.9

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ATCC 15442

30

3.08 X 10 6th

<5

>99.999

>5.9

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ATCC 15442

60

3.08 X 10 6th

<5

>99.999

>5.9

           

Staphylococcus aureus
ATCC 6538

15

7.56 X 10 5th

<5

>99.999

>5.2

Staphylococcus aureus
ATCC 6538

30

7.56 X 10 5th

<5

>99.999

>5.2

Staphylococcus aureus
ATCC 6538

60

7.56 X 10 5th

<5

>99.999

>5.2

 

Is Pure Hand Safe for Use?

Pure HandInstant Hand Sanitizer Gel is very effective at reducing bacteria on the skin, yet very gentle on the skin and eyes as the Toxicity Profile below indicates:

 

Toxicity Profile

  • Pure Hand Instant Hand Sanitizer Gel

  • Acute Oral LD50 >5.0 g/kg, Category IV

  • Acute Dermal LD50 >2.0 g/kg, Category III

  • Eye Irritation Category III

  • Skin Irritation Category IV

  • Sensitization Not a Skin Sensitizer

   
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