2018: US EPA approve Klorkleen 2 (71847-7), as the first hospital grade disinfectant product to be effective against Biofilm
Biofilms are the most common state of life for microorganisms, they are everywhere and present a unique hurdle in infection prevention. In the hospital setting, biofilms are associated with sinks, waste traps and drains. These biofilms can harbour and disperse multi-drug resistant organisms leading to hospital acquired infections. Biofilms protect bacteria from disinfection and have been proven to be >1500 times less susceptible to disinfectants in some cases. Recent research has demonstrated that hospital sinks can spread contaminated droplets up to 1 meter. Pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and CPE (carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae) have been associated with hospital sinks, thriving within biofilms.
In 2018 The EPA has registered Klorkleen 2, (71847-7) the first hospital grade disinfectant product to be effective against these biofilms.
Most germs on hospital surfaces live in a biofilm. A biofilm comprises any group of microorganisms in which cells stick to a surface. These adherent cells become embedded within a slimy extracellular matrix. Following initial research by Professor Karen Vickery, Hu et al have evidenced the existence of biofilm on 93% of all critical care area surfaces with over 50% of these containing mutant germs.
About HAIs & Mutant germs
Mutant germs are multi drug resistant organisms which cause HAIs (healthcare associated infections). Approximately 722,000 HAIs occur annually in U.S. acute care hospitals resulting in 75,000 deaths (CDC 2014).
About the Solution
A new tool has emerged as a broad-spectrum cleaner & disinfectant that eliminates pathogens without damaging surfaces. Klorkleen 2 disinfectant is the first product to receive US EPA registration for its Biofilm efficacy (US EPA Reg No: 71847-7). Klorkleen 2 is a powerful surface disinfectant based on sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) with registered claims as a hospital grade disinfectant that meets the surface disinfection requirements of OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards. Kill claims include Clostridium difficile spores, Norovirus, Tb, CRE Read the whitepaper on how the UK reduced C.diff rates Download here: Reduced C.diff infection without Bleach