The website of the Clinical Services Journal

New Surface Active Technology with residual efficacy kills C-diff spores in 30 Seconds

Primel has published the results of a new study proving its Active Hand Coating has achieved a high level of sporicidal activity (>4 log > 99.99 % efficacy).

The test was performed with a short contact time of 30 seconds against Clostridium difficile (C. diff) under clean and dirty conditions. This pathogen costs the global healthcare system an estimated $1.7 billion annually, with a CAGR of 10.2%.

C. diff infections present a significant challenge to healthcare systems worldwide. Being one of the most common hospital-acquired infections (HCAIs), C. diff imposes a substantial economic burden on the NHS due to factors such as prolonged hospitalisation, treatment costs, and increased risk of complications.

Advanced age, hospital stays, and in some cases, antibiotic resistant strains, are key risk factors that further contribute to the challenge of C. diff infections. This pathogen is often referred to as a super bug: a spore with a unique outer protein coat that resembles chain mail, rendering it highly resistant to existing antibiotics and immune defences, and therefore extremely difficult to kill.

Primel Active Hand Coating kills C. diff within 30-seconds. Sporicidal activity was determined using the European standard EN 17126; the test for determining activity of disinfectants against the spore-forming bacteria Clostridium difficile.

The test proved that Primel Active Hand Coating achieves a long continuous residual activity against a broad spectrum of pathogens including Gram-positive & Gram-negative bacteria, enveloped & non-enveloped viruses, yeast and spores. The advanced Protect on Touch technology minimises transmission of pathogens by disinfecting surfaces that the users touch while wearing the Active Hand Coating.

The combination of these features will help reduce transmission rates of pathogens, enhance operational excellence and improve staff and patient safety. Proven through a recent care home study, it revealed that Primel's Active Hand Coating demonstrated a remarkable 75% effectiveness immediately after application, surpassing generic hand sanitisers by 23%. Moreover, it sustained effectiveness of 70% after one hour showcasing a 45% improvement over generic alternatives, highlighting its superior performance over time against the current standard of care today.

"I've long recognised the urgent need for innovative solutions to combat hospital-acquired infections,” said Prof. Mark Wilcox. “Such infections represent a clear drain on already stretched resources and are increasingly compounded by antibiotic resistant pathogens, underscoring the necessity for advancements in this field. Research to find novel products that can rapidly and effectively kill bacteria, viruses, and spores, ideally with residual, protective efficacy, is a high priority,” he concluded.

Primel’s technology is based on TridAnt, a solution developed by strategic partner BioInteractions.

“Through over 30 years of work on developing solutions for BioInteractions, our team has created a coating that is able to kill pathogens including spores, such as C. diff, within 30 seconds, while remaining active on the skin,” said Dr. Sajinder Luthra, Chief Operating Officer at Primel. “This is a global first; no other product has ever been able to offer this level of sustained microbial protection."

For more information, visit: https://primel.com/.

Upcoming Events

Infection Prevention & Control

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
23rd - 24th April 2024

ESGE Days 2024, Symposium – ‘Elevating Endoscopy: Inspiring Progress and Innovation’

Estrel Congress Center (room 15), Berlin, Germany
25th April 2024, 16:30 – 17:30 CEST

National DERS and SMART pump conference

BCEC, Birmingham
29th April 2024

Theatres & Decontamination Conference 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena
16th May 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

BAUN Summer Educational Event – Essential Urology Skills

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Stephenson Quarter
6th June 2024

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

Upcoming Events

Infection Prevention & Control

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
23rd - 24th April 2024

ESGE Days 2024, Symposium – ‘Elevating Endoscopy: Inspiring Progress and Innovation’

Estrel Congress Center (room 15), Berlin, Germany
25th April 2024, 16:30 – 17:30 CEST

National DERS and SMART pump conference

BCEC, Birmingham
29th April 2024

Theatres & Decontamination Conference 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena
16th May 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

BAUN Summer Educational Event – Essential Urology Skills

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Stephenson Quarter
6th June 2024

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

Step Communications Ltd, Step House, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3DR
Tel: 01892 779999
www.step-communications.com
© 2024 Step Communications Ltd. Registered in England. Registration Number 3893025