How It Works

MicrobeCare™ In Action

Traditional antimicrobial solutions work by poisoning the cell and altering the DNA of microorganisms (chemical mode of action) taking up to a full day to kill them. MicrobeCare™, on the other hand, uses a much quicker and safer mechanical mode of action. MicrobeCare™ is bonded to a surface and provides protection through three functional elements.

The first element in the mode of action of MicrobeCare is a saline base that covalently bonds to the surface. Cross-linking with the adjacent molecules enabling them to polymerize, after they have coated the surface, to form an almost irremovable barrier on the entire treated surface.

The second element is a positively charged nitrogen atom that attracts the naturally negatively charged microbe cell wall to the surface through a lipophilic attraction.

The third element is an 18-linked carbon chain that forms an impenetrable matrix of swords as microbes are magnetically drawn to the surface. Contact with the long carbon chain and high cationic charge density exerted by the nitrogen atom by the cell membranes of single-celled organisms causes the physical rupture and inactivation of the membrane and death of the microbe.

The depletion of the cellular electrochemical potential across the membrane and release of cytoplasmic materials provides complete destruction of the microbe without dissipation of the MicrobeCare molecule.