25 Things To Do While Inactivating Viruses

September 2, 2020

In the time it will take you to read this article, Sciessent’s Agion Antimicrobial will inactivate viruses on medical devices in hospitals and doctor’s offices around the world. Don’t believe us? Read on to learn more.

It goes without saying that patients don’t want germs in their healthcare facilities, but COVID-19 has completely changed people’s standards for cleanliness. We finally learned that washing our hands is important, because apparently some of us didn’t pick that up in kindergarten. And many of us will never look at shared devices, office spaces, or door knobs the same way again.

As we adjust to this new normal, we must look at technologies that can help protect the everyday products we use. Enter Sciessent’s Agion® Antimicrobial, the smartest antimicrobial on the market, offering long-lasting protection for everything from your bedsheets to your dad’s implanted heart stent. Not only is it effective, it’s efficient too.

Take the Nexera SpectraShield surgical respirator for example. With the help of Agion technology, the Nexera mask was cleared by NIOSH and received an updated 510(k) from the FDA, with approved claims to inactivate viruses by 99.99% in just five minutes*.

The Power of 5 Minutes with Agion Antimicrobial

Why is it so important that Agion works in five minutes? Think about every hospital affected by COVID-19 around the world. Each of those hospitals has personal protective equipment, bedding, implantable medical devices, ventilators, and so much more that need to be disinfected between patients.

What about your home? We bet COVID-19 has made you think twice about the way you clean your countertops, doorknobs, and bedsheets. And if your customers are shopping online more, they’re likely thinking about all the germs that come in contact with their orders before they even reach the front door.

That’s a long list of things to disinfect, which is why Agion works fast. Our antimicrobial solutions ensure that your customers won’t have to worry about viruses growing in their mom’s long-term care facility. We get that everyone is stressed about keeping things virus-free. That’s why we’re committed to offering high-tech antimicrobial solutions that inactivate viruses quickly, giving your customers more time to relax.

Imagine what you could do in the five minutes that Agion Antimicrobial is inactivating viruses. Treat yourself to a hot cup of coffee, finally clean out your junk drawer, blast your favorite motivational song, or answer those emails you’ve been putting off. In fact, here are 25 things you can do while Agion is inactivating viruses.

Sciessent Agion Antimicrobial Infographic

What is Agion Antimicrobial?

Sciessent’s Agion Antimicrobial features a smart-release technology, only activating when it needs to defend against microbes. This innovative approach provides the longest lasting protection on the market for everything from textiles and apparel to water devices to medical devices to surfaces, and more.

Worried about the hassle of transitioning to a new antimicrobial and a lack of customer support? Don’t be. We guarantee an unrivaled, worry-free customer experience. In fact, we pride ourselves on it. Need proof? Check out our amazing customer experience stories including when we flew to Central America within 24 hours to handle a customer issue. We’ll do whatever it takes to ensure your experience is a very positive one.

How Does it Work?

Microbes, like bacteria and viruses, are the pathogens responsible for many infectious diseases. They live on surfaces in hospitals, such as catheters, bioconnectors, surgical respirators and implantable mesh which then spread to your skin. Pretty gross, right?

Agion antimicrobial agents use a unique zeolite and ion exchange process to inactivate microbes when conditions are right for microbial growth, by preventing respiration, inhibiting cell division, and disrupting cell metabolism. To put it simply, Agion fights viruses in five minutes, creating a safer environment for your patients.

About Sciessent

Sciessent is a leading provider of customized antimicrobial solutions that enhance the value of customers’ products. Sciessent’s Agion antimicrobial has been incorporated into a wide range of healthcare, industrial, and consumer applications, including medical devices drinking applications, textiles/apparel and more.

*The Agion® Antimicrobial is presently registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a preservative and bacteriostatic agent for use in treated articles under 40 CFR 152.25a. The information presented herein is not intended to support or endorse public health claims for treated articles. The Agion Antimicrobial is also used in medical devices under the Food and Drug Administration; those medical device claims are based on safety and efficacy testing and are limited to those approved by FDA.