A Few Key Data points (see full article for more)
- The ZenGUARD™-coated mask fabric demonstrated over 99.99% antibacterial effectiveness after 1 hour where 260,000 Escherichia Coli (E. coli) Colony Forming Units (CFU) was reduced to under 100 CFU.
- The untreated control mask samples saw 120,000 E. coli CFU grow to 2.5 million in 1 hour and 1.1 billion in 8 hours.
- The ZenGUARD™-coated mask fabric demonstrated 86.7% antiviral effectiveness after 1 hour against H1N1 and 99.7% after 8 hours
Impact in High-Risk Environments
In the context of high-risk indoor settings, such as hospitals where doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals and patients wear surgical masks and are exposed to dangerous bacteria and viruses daily, this data offers compelling evidence that ZenGUARD™-coated mask material can provide additional protection with the strong antimicrobial properties of ZenGUARD™. The reduction in bacterial and viral growth in the mask materials may contribute to protecting doctors, nurses, other hospital staff and patients, as well as long term care residents and their caretakers, from mask acne to potentially preventing significant disease from bacterial or viral infections.
Zentek is an IP development and commercialization company focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel products using graphene and nanomaterials for use in the healthcare industry and beyond.
Zentek's patented ZenGUARD™ coating is shown to have 99% antimicrobial activity and to significantly increase the bacterial and viral filtration efficiency of both surgical masks and HVAC systems. Zentek's ZenGUARD™ production facility is located in Guelph, Ontario.
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