Chorley, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 26, 2009 -- David Morgan, president of DEM Technology, developed SaniGuard in 1993. After patenting the product he was awarded EPA registration for its use on food contact surfaces in 1996. SaniGuard International will distribute the spray and the SaniGuard Total Release Fogger in the UK.
A benefit of the spray is that there is no wet dwell time, meaning that users do not feel compelled to wipe the product away prior to it being effective. According to US laboratory reports, the product kills 99.99% of germs in 30-45 seconds. It also exceeds the requirements of EN1276 in Europe.
Jim Taylor, formerly president of Smith & Nephew and now ceo of Saniguard International, based in Chorley, Lancashire, said: SaniGuard contains a unique configuration of quarternary ammonium compounds (QUATS) and other proprietary components, which allow for the elimination of microbes that regular QUATS alone cannot kill.
However, he said no real world trials to test the effectiveness of the products have so far been carried out in the UK.
The dry-on-contact spray can be used in between regular cleaning on hot spot areas such as telephones, computer keyboards, light switches, door knobs and other areas that are frequently used and rarely cleaned. SaniGuard leaves no film or moisture on surfaces.
The spray is effective against Influenza such as Swine Flu, MRSA, HIV-1, herpes, herpes simplex 1&2, salmonella typhi, staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus epidermidis and pseudomonas aerginosa and fungi such as trichophyton interdigitolo (Athlete s foot).
SaniGuard International also offers the Total Release Fogger in a single-release aerosol, which is claimed to sanitise an entire room with the press of a button within 15-20 minutes. The product is available in small room (155ftÂ²) and large room (625ftÂ²) sizes for Â£5.00 and around Â£9.00 respectively.
The company says this product is safe for all surfaces and helps to stop the transmission of germs in high traffic areas such as lobbies, waiting rooms, hospital wards, GP surgeries and patient care facilities.
For consumers, SaniGuard International offers a PatientGuard kit containing two 0.75oz sprays, a 50ml alcohol-free foaming handwash and antibacterial hand wipes for less than Â£10.
SaniGuard has recently launched Mr Sterile! A website dedicated to selling the Anti-Virus Anti-Bacterial products, the main aim of the site being to help people protect themselves in the Home and Office.
To celebrate the launch of the site, Mr Sterile has put together a special Home/Office pack which includes 1 Large Fogger, 1 Large Sanitising Spray and 3 small foggers.