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OneLife enzymatics : protecting against biofilm contamination where standard detergents and disinfectants fail.

99% of bacteria hide in biofilms

99% OF BACTERIA HIDE IN BIOFILMS.

O’Toole, G., Kaplan, H. B. Kolter, R. Biofilm Formation as Microbial Development. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 54, 49‑79 (2000)

Why are biofilms an issue?

65%

Biofilms are responsible for 65% of all infections.¹

Medical Devices

are subjected to contamination by biofilms.

Cleaning is crucial

It is impossible to disinfect or even sterilize inadequately-cleaned medical devices.4

Tolerance x1000

Bacteria are up to 1000x more tolerant to biocides if in a biofilm.

Resistance

is favored inside biofilms due to horizontal transfer of genes carrying antibiotics-resistance.

BIOFILMS IN BRIEF

  • Most biofilms are multi-species. Even non biofilm-forming microbes can be sheltered in a biofilm. (incl. multi-drug resistant bacteria like MRSA, CRE, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Legionella, Escherichia coli, Viruses and Fungi) 

  • Biofilms develop frequently on Medical Devices.

  • Horizontal transfer of genes carrying antiobiotics-resistance is favored inside biofilms.

  • Biofilms form a protective barrier around infectious micro-organisms. Biofilms enhance survival of exposure to antimicrobials.

  • Inorganic and organic materials interfere with the effectiveness / antimicrobial activity of disinfectants and sterilization.³

  • Disinfectants are mostly tested against planktonic (free) bacteria, although 99% of bacteria naturally exist in a biofilm.

More detailed facts in : Biofilm knowledge center >

INTRODUCING BIOFILMLYSIS®

A NEW STANDARD OF DECONTAMINATION :

The removal of biofilm is a pre-requisite for high-level disinfection. Cleaning, not disinfection, is the most effective way to remove biofilm matrices.

OneLife's 2 step

approach to achieve

BIOFILMLYSIS® :

D&D - Matrix Technology : Detect & Dissolve biofilms

Detect

Control begins with visualization. OneLife's patented colorant-based technology enables visualization of organic contamination, directly on the surface of instruments.

Dissolve

OneLife's patented enzymatic technology completely dissolves organic biofilm matrices. Exposed bacteria can then be eliminated by disinfection and sterilization.

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