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About Bioziny

BioZiny is a water based Nano Engineered Antibacterial Coating for Your Home. It is nano zinc oxide (ZnO) based, easy to apply, transparent, aqueous Coating for high touch surfaces at home, hospitals, medical centers, schools, busses, trains, airplanes, busses and other public places like shopping malls, Supermarkets, children’s play areas etc.
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Know how BIOZINY can help contain COVID-19

BioZiny is a way to deal with bugs, even before they enter our bodies, thereby greatly reducing the risk of contracting an infection. 

As per standard tests conducted in a laboratory, BioZiny has the ability to kill 99.99% of E.Coli and 99.99 % of Staphylococcus Aureus within 24 hours of application*.

*Test Results are for a particular sample under laboratory conditions. We provide no guarantee on the replication of the same result in other conditions.

BioZiny Works Against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Antimicrobial Resistance is the ability of a microorganism (like Bacteria, Viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotic, antivirals and antimalarials) from working against it. As a result standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and may spread to others. (Source: WHO)

Antibiotics have a downside: The more often these drugs are used, the more quickly bugs outsmart them.

Other than antibiotics, BioZiny is another way to deal with Bugs.

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How to Apply BioZiny?

BIOZINY can be sprayed on the surface in case the surface is large using a spray gun.

 

It can also be applied using a wipe the way described below:

 

(Understand that BioZiny is not a polishing or cleaning liquid agent. BioZiny need not be rubbed on the surface)

 

Clean the surface thoroughly with plane water or detergent before applying BioZiny

 

Make sure there is no dust, dirt, oil or grease on the surface

 

Wipe the surface with a dry cloth before applying and make sure the surface is dry

 

Apply the coating on the applicator wipe that is supplied with the coating with a generous amount of liquid

 

Apply the coating with the help of this applicator wipe on the surface with soft strokes.

 

Do not buff or try rubbing once a visible clear wet coat is formed.

 

Apply the coating uniformly on the surface.

 

Make sure you spread the extra liquid uniformly on the surface softly without rubbing/buffing.

 

Do not buff, the surface remains wet & sticky after application and should be left to dry.

 

Allow it to dry on its own for 24 hours for the coating to deliver its full value.

*For best results the coating has to be applied as per given instructions. A wrong application procedure may not lead to desired results.
Application is the most important part of the process.

Where is BioZiny Applied?

BioZiny is applied on high touch surfaces in your home, in hospitals, medical centres, schools, trains, airplanes, busses and other public places like shopping malls, children’s play areas etc. BioZiny can be applied on almost all substrates like Stainless Steel, Aluminium, metal, all kinds of plastics and wood.

At Home

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Probable places at home where BioZiny can be applied are:

– All Faucets

– Door Handles

– Tiles

– Toilet Seat

– Wash Basin

– Commode

– Kitchen Sink

– Kitchen Sink Faucet

– High Touch Areas in Wooden Furniture

– Refrigerator Handles

– Wardrobe Handles

– Kitchen Cabinet Handles

– Kitchen Top

– Gas Stove Knobs

– Switch Boards

– Tooth Brush Holder

– Leather Items

– All other steel surfaces like steel hand rails at home and staircases

– Other Surfaces

In the Gym

Following are the findings by a website www.fitrated.com, regarding levels of bacteria in fitness equipment.

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Gram Positive Cocci (Staphylococcus Aureus):  Most Common Cause of Skin infection and frequent cause of Pneumonia

 

Gram Negative Rods: 90-95% of these are harmful to humans and can also be antibiotic Resistant

 

Gram Positive Rods: Tend to not be harmful though there are exceptions

 

Bacillus: Found throughout to nature, most notably in the soil, with strains those are both Harmful and helpful to Humans

Coating high touch surfaces in fitness equipment and in the centre with BioZiny, keeps the centre shielded from harmful and antibiotic resistant bacteria

In the Hospital

Reduce Risk Of Contracting Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI)

Hospital ward with beds and medical equipment
Hospital bed standing in hallway ready to be used.

More than 80% Infectious Diseases are transferred by Touch

 

 

 

Less than 40% Healthcare Personnel Adhere to Hand Hygiene

In a Hospital, Five Surfaces are Generally Defined as High Touch Surfaces: The Bed Rail, The Bed Surface, The Supply Cart, The Over Bed Table and The Intravenous Pump (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20569115

Coating High Touch Surfaces in Hospitals, HealthCare Facilities and Clinics with BioZiny will lead to reduction in the risk of Contracting Healthcare Acquired Infections.

BioZiny is one way to deal with Antibiotic Resistance

What is the active ingredient in BioZiny?
The active ingredient in BioZiny is surface modified Nano Zinc Oxide. Nano Zinc Oxide has demonstrated antibacterial properties against both Gram Positive and Gram Negative Bacteria. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of nano-zinc oxide have been thoroughly studied and the results are ubiquitous in scientific literature. The list of publications listed below extensively talks about the Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Properties of Nano ZnO.

Nano Zinc Oxide acts on bacteria on one or more of the following ways:

Very High Specific Surface Area:

Particles are less than 100nm in diameter thus having more pronounced antibacterial activities than large particles since the small size and high specific surface area allow better interaction with bacteria.

 

Release of Antimicrobial Ions:

Zinc Ions (Zn2+) exhibit antimicrobial activity. In aqueous suspension or when in contact with water, Zinc Oxide particles release Zinc Ions (Zn2+) that contributes to elimination of bacteria.

 

Direct Interaction of Nano ZnO particles with Bacteria:

The interaction between ZnO nanoparticles and bacterial cells is caused by electrostatic forces. The global charge of bacterial cells at biological pH values is negative, due to the excess of carboxylic groups, which are dissociated and provide a negative charge to the cell surface. On the other hand ZnO nanoparticles have a positive charge. As a result, opposite charges between the bacteria and Nanoparticles generate electrostatic forces, leading to a strong bind between the nanoparticles and the bacteria surface leading to disruption of the cell walls causing internalization of the nanoparticles in the bacterial cells. Nano ZnO causes great damage to the bacterial cells like disorganization of the cell walls, alteration of morphology and internal cell content leakage.

 

Abrasiveness:

The surface of Nano ZnO has been considered to be abrasive due to presence of surface defects such as edges and corners. The bacterial cells are also damaged by the abrasive surfaces of ZnO Nanoparticles.

 

Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS):

Being a semiconductor with a band gap of approx. 3.3 eV, under the influence of radiation with photon energy more than its band gap, leads to the formation of an electron hole (h+). The electron hole (h+) reacts with H2O molecules (from the suspension of ZnO) separating them into •OH and H+. In addition, O2 molecules dissolved in the medium are transformed into superoxide anion radicals (O2 ̇−), which in turn react with H+ to generate (HO2 •). Subsequently, this species collides with electrons producing hydrogen peroxide anions (HO2−). Thus, the hydrogen peroxide anion reacts with hydrogen ions to produce H2O2 molecules, which is a very strong oxidizing agent. H2O2 molecules elevate the membrane lipid peroxidation that causes membrane leakage

of reducing sugars, DNA, Proteins and reduces cell viability.

References:

 

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Li, J. H., Hong, R. Y., Li, M. Y., Li, H. Z., Zheng, Y., & Ding, J. (2009). Effects of ZnO nanoparticles on the mechanical and antibacterial properties of polyurethane coatings. Progress in Organic Coatings, 64(4), 504–509
Padmavathy, N., & Vijayaraghavan, R. (2008). Enhanced bioactivity of ZnO nanoparticles—an antimicrobial study. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 9(3), 035004
Xie, Y., He, Y., Irwin, P. L., Jin, T., & Shi, X. (2011). Antibacterial activity and mechanism of action of zinc oxide nanoparticles against Campylobacter jejuni. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77(7), 2325–2331.
Zhang, L., Ding, Y., Povey, M., & York, D. (2008). ZnO nanofluids—a potential antibacterial agent. Progress in Natural Science, 18(8), 939–944.
Zhang, L., Jiang, Y., Ding, Y., Povey, M., & York, D. (2007). Investigation into the antibacterial behaviour of suspensions of ZnO nanoparticles (ZnO nanofluids). Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 9(3), 479–489.
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