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Gardian Technologies QLD

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Southport, QLD, 4215

RESEARCH

October 12, 2020

 

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass – such as that found on mobile phone screens - and stainless steel.

The research, undertaken at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) in Geelong, found that SARS-CoV-2: survived longer at lower temperatures
tended to survive longer on non-porous or smooth surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and vinyl, compared to porous complex surfaces such as cotton survived longer on paper banknotes than plastic banknotes.

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EFFICACY UPDATE

August 06, 2020

 

The active biocidal agent in bioarmor-nano® coating is nanosilver and after recent test results were analysed it has been proven that “Nanosilver has been confirmed to  be over 90% effective in reducing viruses when in a textile coating”. In light of these results we have stepped up our own testing of the nanosilver in our nano-coating to see if we can replicate/approximate those efficacy results within the framework of our coating.

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MICROBES

August 06, 2020

Did you know that dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different species of microbes? That your phone screen has more nasty bacteria than a toilet seat?

 

Research by the Good Housekeeping Institute also found that everyday electronic devices (like our phones, laptops and tablets) as well as handbags, remote controls, car sat-navs and the kitchen sink are hotspots for bacteria and microbes.

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PRESS RELEASE
Date: 23rd July 2020


We are delighted to share quotes from the original press release published by our exclusive laboratory licence partner (worldwide exclusive product licence).

Nanosilver successfully tested against coronaviruses.

In a screening test (based on DIN ISO 21702), an unscented version of the coating – applied under test conditions with an added heat process to aid the hardening & 'curing' process - showed a surface reduction in the bovine coronavirus of over 99.9%”.


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ANTIBACTERIAL WIPES

November 03, 2019

(Daily) anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said. 

Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting money on antibacterial wipes and sprays because common germs, which can replicate themselves in just 20 minutes, quickly recolonise back to original mass even if just one single cell is left over.  END

ANTIBIOTICS RESISTANCE ON THE RISE

November 03, 2019

The number of infections that do not respond to antibiotics has risen 9 percent in one year, according to a new report.

Data released today by Public Health England showed that antibiotic-resistant infections rose to 60,788 last year, up from 55,812 in 2017.

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