MediDefense Penetrexx Antimicrobial Finish offers around the clock surface protection by creating a biostatic protective shield on treated surfaces that continually fights microbial growth in between cleaning and disinfection. Penetrexx reduces the risk for cross-contamination from high touch surfaces and promotes lower ATP scores. Penetrexx Extended Total Touch Protection can help medical and healthcare related facilities create cleaner, healthier environments by reducing the risk of germ transmission *Environmentally safe, non-toxic, non-leaching * Greatly reduces the risk of pathogenic transmission on virtually every at-risk surface that staff, patients and guests come in contact with.
HOW DOES THE PENETREXX® ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY WORK?
The active ingredient in the PENETREXX® ANTIMICROBIAL forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged, polymer, which chemically bonds to the treated surface, think of it as a layer of electrically charged swords. When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the “quat” or “sword” punctures the cell membrane and the electrical charge shocks the cell. Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial doesn’t lose strength and the sword is ready for the next cell to contact it. Normal cleaning of treated surfaces is necessary to prevent buildup of dirt, dead microbes, etc. which could cover the “swords”, prohibiting it from killing microorganisms.