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New Study Shows Zylast Antiseptic Products Kill More than 99.99% of E. Coli, Other Bacteria, on Contact
Date:12/7/2012

esting has also been performed against the H1N1 flu, where the Zylast® Antiseptic killed 99.99% of the virus within 15 seconds.

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Innovative BioDefense Inc, the creators of Zylast, believe the combination of increased immediate kill and long-lasting persistence can significantly reduce infection rates in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and businesses.  The Zylast products were 100 times more effective than necessary to exceed the FDA Healthcare Personnel Handwash requirement, and passed the Surgical Scrub test as well.  

"The Zylast line of products was developed to provide both immediate and persistent protection against germs," said Robert Sloane, M.D., FACS. "Competing alcohol sanitizers only kill bacteria until the product evaporates, after about 15 seconds.  This greatly limits their effectiveness – immediately after application, hands can again become contaminated.  As many bacteria become drug-resistant, hospital-acquired infections become even more dangerous – 90,000 people are killed by these infections each year in the United States alone."

Studies have shown that even in hospitals, healthcare workers only comply with hand hygiene protocols about 50% of the time, leaving patients vulnerable nearly half the time.

Time-kill testing is specified by the FDA, and is a laboratory test designed to determine how well, and how long, a given product eliminates bacteria.  A known amount of the bacteria is put into a solution of the antimicrobial product and left for the specified time –15, 30, or 60 seconds – and then counted to determine how effective the agent was in destroying the microbe.  The testing was performed by one of the foremost independent microbiology labs in the country, BioScience Laboratories.  '/>"/>

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