Medtric’s underlying technology is an innovative water-based nanoemulsion that utilizes plant derived compounds as antimicrobial agents. These emulsions are low-viscosity liquids that can be delivered as washes, sprays and in vapor form to sanitize a variety of living and non-living surfaces. The patent pending emulsions work by attacking the cell membrane that protects bacteria and other membrane-bound microorganisms. The mechanism of antimicrobial action is rapid, with inactivation occurring instantaneously. The innovative emulsions have been scientifically proven to kill an array of microbes including bacteria, fungus and even viruses. The emulsions even work on multi-drug resistant bacterial strains such as Methicillin resistant staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE). The emulsion platform technology offers several compelling properties suitable for scale-up manufacturing.
• Broad spectrum antimicrobial action
• No antibiotics or heavy metals used
• Delivered as a water soluble liquid
• Highly stable emulsions with long shelf-life
• No preservatives
• Safe, even if accidentally ingested
• Environmentally friendly, biodegradable
Left: A transmission electron micrograph of Medtric’s antimicrobial nanoemulsion technology. Scale: 200nm. Top right: Wild-type E. coli bacteria. Bottom right: E. coli treated with Medtric emulsion technology show signs of membrane loss and peeling (highlighted in blue).
“A post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can kill, far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st century.”World Health Organization (WHO)