Elevator buttons can be high germ transfer areas

Imperial College London (ICL) Institute of Molecular Science & Engineering briefing paper titled ‘Smart surfaces to tackle infection and antimicrobial resistance.’

Imperial College London (ICL) Institute of Molecular Science and Engineering published a very timely briefing paper titled ‘Smart surfaces to tackle infection and antimicrobial resistance.’ Back in March 2020, when it began to dawn on us just how much SARS CoV-2 was going to affect the way we went about our daily lives, the Imperial…

Transmission of SARS CoV-2 via surfaces study by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Everyone is keeping everything crossed for the 22nd February when the UK Government will outline its plan for exiting lock down and we all hope that life can return to some semblance of normality, even if it’s just resembles the “normal” of last summer! Signs are positive with the number of daily positive tests dropping,…

Science Direct Peer reviewed study of SAR CoV-2 on public transport – findings and conclusions.

The briefing paper ‘Tracing surface and airborne SARS CoV-2 RNA inside public buses and subway trains’ published by Science Direct, examines the prevalence of SARS CoV-2 RNA inside buses and subway trains. The study took place in Barcelona between May and July 2020 and used surface swabs of frequently touched surfaces inside buses and subway…

Liquid Guard bottles in gyms

New anti-viral nano coating technology provides gym’s and leisure centres with a long term physical microbial kill on contact.

No-one disputes the health and wellbeing benefits that gyms and leisure facilities provide to their members in terms of physical activity, mental stimulation, and social interaction. However, under the current easing of lockdown they are still shut and not likely to open until the end of July at the earliest. This is due to concerns…

image depicting germ transfer through hand surface hand transmission

The hand-surface-hand transfer of viruses and bacteria was here before Coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) and will be long after.

Hand-surface-hand transfer didn’t start with Sars CoV-2, nor will it end with it! The fundamental role of hand-surface-hand transfer has also come to into sharp focus, with varying reports that SARS CoV-2 can last from a few hours to days on hard surfaces, which has led the public to be more conscious about what they…

Olive oil on quartz surface

The Nano-Science Behind Permanent Stain Protection

Specialist protective coatings manufacturer Signo-Nanocare UK may not spring to mind as a major player within the tile and stone protection market. Ranked in the world’s top ten nano-coating developers and producers Signo-Nanocare UK focus on supplying hi-spec’ permanent bond, easy clean solutions to stone and tile manufacturers. They provide the technology behind “life-time” stain…