Biosafe Defenses has recently patented a new line of light-activated antibacterial disinfectant after 10 years of research.
The patent allows Biosafe Defenses to use a method of disinfecting objects with light-activated conjugated polyelectrolytes (CPEs) that can inactivate and destroy molds, viruses, fungal yeast and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Biosafe Defenses can also make an antimicrobial substrate like a wipe, tissue, bandage, medical device, surgical instrument or textile with this new patent. The materials will be able to deliver long-term protection against deadly pathogens when treated with the company’s disinfectant.
The company suggests that the light-activated antibacterial disinfectant they created could be used for germ-killing clothing, surgical instruments, or plastic materials like airplane food trays to kill bacteria or viruses. Biosafe Defenses also suggests that the hospital industry would reap the benefits of the disinfectant by reducing the number of hospital-associated infections.
“A better solution than bleaches or current disinfectants is needed, which Biosafe’s unique compounds can deliver,” Biosafe CEO Harry Pappas said in a press release. “This is a very important Patent for our company. The antimicrobials encompassed by this Patent are perhaps the most promising compounds in our library in that they are safe to use, yet still able to confer protection against even the most robust microbes. Several studies suggest that these compounds will perform very well in our anticipated EPA trials to come.”