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Sterlion Antimicrobial Technology Complementary to Covid-19 Surface Disinfection and Hygiene Practices

Friday, May 1, 2020
Sterlion antimicrobial technology is an effective weapon to protect coatings from the harmful effects of bacteria, and would complement good surface disinfection and hygiene practices.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Covid-19 is an enveloped virus and relies on a protective lipid coating. These are the easiest types of viruses to deactivate, are relatively vulnerable and easier to destroy. Several methods are utilized to destroy the lipid coating, including alcohol-based products, quaternary ammonium disinfectants commonly used in healthcare and food-service industries, bleach, and other potent oxidizers. These methods are highly effective at removing dangerous pathogens from surfaces, but they only remain effective for up to two hours maximum. Any new microbes landing on the surface after that will continue to thrive.

Hawk Labs has tested its coatings with Sterlion antimicrobial technology at an external laboratory under controlled conditions. The coatings with Sterlion antimicrobial technology demonstrated excellent performance in protecting the surface from the growth of harmful bacteria, both Gram Positive and Gram Negative. Sterlion antimicrobial technology does not get consumed or “used up” in the fight against bacteria. Unlike alcohol-based gels, disinfectants and oxidizers, Sterlion antimicrobial technology remains effective for the lifetime of the coating. Click here for more detailed information.

It's important to note that Sterlion antimicrobial technology has not been tested against Covid-19 and currently, there is no method available by which it could be tested. However, although we don’t have any data, the microbiology suggests that Sterlion antimicrobial technology is likely to affect the lipid coating and the essential components required for Covid-19 to function.