Patent or patent-pending is a form of intellectual property. It provides its owner the right to exclude people from making, using, selling, etc their expertise data. By using certain specific factors which are very unique to the patent, the data is therefore linked to an alerting system that is able to alert microbiologists and other patent owners on forbidden events taking place with regards to their
intellectual property and institutions. The various types of patented antimicrobial technology are discussed below…
Aseptika (their website seems to be down as of October 2020) is a patent-pending antimicrobial technology that is very eco-friendly and uses Nanocomposites antimicrobial particles and organic particles as multi-functional fillers which are within the matrices of the polymer. The polymer matrix has unique diffusion systems that enhance dispersion of silver ions uniformly and which are incorporated into the matrix polymer directly during the processing. This technology allows for silver ions migration inside the polymer and thus this ensures there is an effective long term antimicrobial protection. Astika ensures also ensures that there is an effective lifetime of the product and there is no cross-contamination and infection. The antimicrobial additive used in this technology is dispersed in different polymer matrices and therefore it is able to be used in all kinds of elastomers.
BactiBlock is an antimicrobial additive based on the use of silver-functionalized clay that is able to create an efficient antimicrobial product which is sourced naturally. The BactiBlock additive prevents bacteria, mold and the growth of other microorganisms, and is also a very powerful tool to use against stains and odors. The additive is efficient since the ionic silver is linked with the surface of the clay where the active species are distributed uniformly within the additive.
The silver species which are linked to the clay surface of the material to be protected are released in a controlled rate and this ensures a long term antimicrobial effect.
AMI Antimicrobial Technology
AMI is on the forefront of tackling the world’s global problem of certain dangerous microbes containing some simple, efficient and brilliant killer solution by use of novel patent pending kind of technology. AMIs brilliant patent-technology employs a simple method where chlorine is bound at a molecular state thus rendering coatings, rubbers, fabrics and other surfaces with the property of disinfecting ability of bleaching. Various treatments may not wash off or be able to undergo degradation from the surface and therefore the killing power is renewed with cleaning or laundering by the use of bleach, water, and soap. The AMI also employs a simple and brilliant solution whereby its antimicrobial treatments makes use of novel adhesion science and thus, it can also be added during the manufacturing process or applied to its existing products. The products treated by AMI antimicrobial treatments will look and still feel the same and thus contain nontoxic chemicals and metals. AMI antimicrobial treatment works by harnessing the killing ability of bleaching agents against harmful pathogens in a way that is safe for tissues which are healthy. The AMI antimicrobial materials and surfaces, therefore, make the world a safe place by stopping germs before they spread.
Studies in the various fields such as biology and pharmacology should be able to clarify on the crisis of antimicrobials and be able to help determine which innovations are needed.