Written by: Selective Micro Technologies
In this week’s series “Eye on Superbugs”, we are presenting another known superbug that is highly resistant to antibiotics: VRE. This superbug fits under a similar category as CRE, MRSA, and C-diff. because they are all very prevalent in healthcare settings and all have built a resistance to antibiotics, which makes these superbugs all the more powerful disease spreading machines.
On August 21, 2014, Selective Micro Technologies’ Selectrocide 2L500 and Selectrocide 5G were listed as an EPA hospital approved disinfectant. The EPA listed both of SMT’s products, and by extension the Selectrocide line, as having agency confirmed efficacy which includes products that have passed ATP testing and are approved as hospital disinfectants.
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Selective Micro Technologies demonstrated pure chlorine dioxide successfully kills Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae at greater than 99.9999%. The test was also conducted according to EPA registration standards using active ingredient at the lowest certified limit (LCL). Test demonstrated successful efficacy at 10 minute contact time. According to CDC, “CRE, which stands for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, are a family of germs that are difficult to treat because they have high levels of resistance to antibiotics. Klebsiella species and Escherichia coli (E. coli) are examples of Enterobacteriaceae, a normal part of the human gut bacteria, that can become carbapenem-resistant.” CRE bacteria are highly contagious and marked by severe illness or even death. For more information click here.