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Guardian Technology

The Guardian Technology is the result of Swedish innovation, research, development and vigorous testing. The products represent no less than a revolution within the fight against bacteria and the spread of virus.

They are the only products that create a protective layer that is bonded to the surface and provides long-term protection of surfaces and skin.

Whether used in the health care industry, in the food industry, or in the water of a pool, it works in 3 stages all in the same product by;

  • Cleaning
  • Disinfecting
  • Providing long-term protection

Guardian Technology is developed to prevent disease from spreading, to stop bacteria and viruses before they get into your system, and the secret is primarily the unique long-term protection effect.

So how are all these 3 steps created in one product ?

The first cleaning step is done by the use of non ionic surfactants which have the ability to loosen and attract particles, fat and other matter so that they may be dissolved and transported away from the surface in the aqueous solution of the product.

Even quite dirty surfaces and stains can be removed by this effective surfactant.

The disinfection step is created immediately when the product gets into contact with the surface by using a number of different bioactive materials that are used and accepted in the medical and pharma industry, like PHMB and Chlorhexidine.

So how does is the long term protection created ?

The unique cationic polymer used in the formulation of the Guardian products has several significant properties. It is a very long chain and big molecules which create a very strong bond to almost any type of surface, even those that are normally difficult to bond to like certain polymers or inorganic materials like glass, tiles. The strong bond means that even with mechanical impact or by rinsing with water, it adheres to the surface and provides protection. Secondly it creates a strong positive charge on the surface which attracts all particles that are negative in charge. Bacteria is negative in charge and is therefore strongly attracted and then trapped in the surface. Thirdly the cationic polymer interacts with the bio active material used in the formulation to disinfect and the polymer creates a synergistic effect that greatly enhances the efficiency of the bio active material. So in layman terms you could say that the polymer acts like a turbo charger. Apart from being very effective it also enables us to use much lower amounts of bio active material to eliminate the bacteria or virus targeted.

The polymer is very tough and will also withstand very humid conditions or even submerged. It also withstands high temperatures and even steam.

The systems created to work with the Guardian Technology are cleaners and combined products like the hand soap with long-term protection, the screen cleaner with protection against bacteria or the pool products that combine disinfection of bacteria with an effective algae killing action.

The separate cleaners that may be used with the Guardian Technology are designed to combine cleaning power with long-term protection. Like with the BIO Cleaner, which is very effective to clean very contaminated surfaces immediately like a terrace covered in algae, it will kill and clean this by itself very fast, and then the Guardian is applied on the clean surface to create long-term protection that will keep the terrace clean for months ahead.

The cleaners are therefor all developed and designed with non ionic surfactants and are either with our without bio active material, depending on the area of use.

In a completely different category we find our Super Spores products, which are all developed using harmless bacteria stems to fight different challenges like odor, or breaking down hydrocarbons, removing tough stains or breaking down waste and smell in septic tanks.

Guardian has passed a number of EN-standards, where the most prominent are EN-1500 and EN-12791 for hand disinfection in hospitals.

Not only do Guardian Technology products stop bacteria and viruses initially – they create a protective coating that lasts for a long time.

  • Your hands are safe for up to twelve hours
  • Surfaces are safe for up to two weeks

All products based on Guardian Technology are alcohol-free, therefore they’re kind to your skin, material and the environment – but they’re a menace to bacteria and viruses.

The long-term protection effect, second to none on the market, works like this:

A cationic (positive charge) polymer binds very strongly to the treated surface, creating a sticky coating that catches anionic (negative charge) bacteria and encapsulated viruses. Therefore – disease will not be spread when a product based on Guardian Technology is used.

Examples of bacteria that Guardian Technology kills:

Clostridium Dificile

Clostridium difficile: A bacterium that is one of the most common causes of infection of the colon in Europe and the US. Infections are common during treatment with antibiotics for other infections. Treatment with antibiotics impairs the normal bacterial flora in the gut, allowing C. difficile to become established in the colon. Toxins produced by C. difficile may cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, severe inflammation of the colon (colitis), fever, an elevated white blood cell count, vomiting, and dehydration. In severely affected patients, the inner lining of the colon becomes severely inflamed (pseudomembranous colitis) with the potential to perforate.

Antibiotic treatment of C. difficile infections may be difficult, due both to antibiotic resistance and other factors like spore formation and protective effects of the pseudo-membrane.

Difficile is transmitted from person to person by the fecal-oral route. However, the organism forms heat-resistant spores that are not killed by alcohol-based hand cleansers or routine surface cleaning. Thus, these spores survive in clinical environments for long periods. Because of this, the bacteria may be obtained from almost any surface. Once spores are ingested and their acid-resistance allows them to pass through the stomach. The spores will later germinate and multiply into vegetative cells in the colon when exposed to bile acids.

ESBL Producing bacteria

Certain strains of bacteria produce enzymes known as Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases or ESBLs for short. These bacteria are resistant to treatments with commonly used antibiotics such as penicillins and cephalosporins. The ESBL enzymes break down the antibiotics to render them inactive. This is the reason why these antibiotics are not effective against infections caused by ESBL producing bacteria. Bacteria producing ESBL were discovered in Europe in 1983 but are now a world-wide problem.

Which bacteria produce ESBL? The majority of ESBL producing strains belong to the Klebsiella pneumonia, Klebsiella oxytoca or Escherichia coli (E. coli) family. The ESBL producing strains of E. coli are not related to E. coli O157 which is a strain normally associated with food poisoning infections. The ESBLs that E. coli most often produce are called CTX-M enzymes.

Other species like Enterobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Morganella morganii, Proteus mirabilis, Serratia marcesceniss and Pseudomonas aeruginosa have also, but less frequently, been associated with production of ESBLs.

MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are caused by strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. MRSA are resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary Staphylococcus aureus infections. MRSA are therefore responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans.

MRSA infections often occur in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. MRSA-infections acquired in health care areas are known as health care-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). HA-MRSA infections are typically associated with invasive procedures or devices, such as surgeries, intravenous tubing or artificial joints.

MRSA infections outside health care areas, and among healthy people in the wider community are known as community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA). This form of infection is becoming now an increasing problem.

An infection by MRSA may not be noticed at an early stage and may begin as a simple painful skin boil that spreads by skin-to-skin contact. If the infection is treated at an early stage with a disinfectant then the risk of spreading and infection development is lowered. Spreading is avoided by active use of hand disinfectants that are effective against MRSA. At-risk populations include groups where body and hand contact is highly frequent such as in schools, in child care and among people who live in crowded conditions.

Passed EN tests
Overview of EN tests that Guardian Technology has passed.

Dental Clinic Comparison Test
Alcohol based disinfectant versus Guardian

Physiotherapist & Training Center Comparison Test
Alcohol based disinfectant versus Guardian

BIO CLEANER Results

In situ Test using Guardian Disinfection at a Dental Clinique in Västra Götaland, Sweden

Field Test using Guardian Disinfection at a Dentist Clinique in Stockholm, Sweden.

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