The essence of GERMAGIC™ technology is using encapsulation technology for controlled-release of active antimicrobials.
Unlike conventional antimicrobial technologies which solely rely on contact-killing, GERMAGIC™ releases Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in a controlled-manner, allowing germicidal effect in the coating’s proximal area.
When microbes reaches the surface of the GERMAGIC™ HEPA filters, they come in contact with GERMAGIC™’s contact-killing agents and are eliminated.
GERMAGIC™ encapsulates volatile biocides which are continuously controlled-released into the air. The microbes are eliminated when they come in contact with these volatile biocides in air.
GERMAGIC™’s anti-adhesion is not germicidal, however it promotes contact-killing as it prevents the surface from being covered. Anti-adhesion was achieved by selecting special encapsulant material which promotes anti-adhesion during formulation stage.
GERMAGIC™ Thyme is the second product in the GERMAGIC series. It combines antimicrobial encapsulation with germicidal thyme essential oil for a more long-lasting and durable effect.
GERMAGIC™ research team has identified thyme essential oil to be the most potent amongst hundreds of other natural essential oils. Thymol, a terpene from thyme, plays the prominent role in thyme essential oil’s antimicrobial effect.
GERMAGIC™ Thyme is wide spectrum and has been tested against multiple bacteria, fungi and viruses. GERMAGIC Thyme was found to be effective against Feline calicivirus (FCV), a surrogate for Norovirus. As FCV is a small, non-enveloped virus, it is amongst the most resistant to inactivation by disinfection. According to page 2-3 of US EPA’s “Guideline to Registrants: Process for Making Claims Against Emerging Viral Pathogens Not on EPA-Registered Disinfectant Labels”, being able to inactive FCV is equivalent to being able to inactive emerging coronaviruses, i.e. SARS-CoV-2.