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Slide Lab Tested Results. There are many questions local officials, tribal nations, business owners, and teachers may have regarding the efficacy of Germinator technology against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19.

Before diving into the specifics about COVID mitigation, we will start with the most important details regarding Germinator’s efficacy against SARS-CoV-2.

As of August 30, 2021, The Germinator technology demonstrated to have a residual inhibition rate on an inanimate surface of 99.8% of the virus strain that causes COVID.

There is definitely a lot of scientific jargon, so to sum things up, Germinator is 99.8% effective against inhibiting the virus which causes COVID on inanimate surfaces such as countertops and door handles.

Alpha, Beta, Gamma & Delta Variants

There are a few variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. These are known by letters from the Greek alphabet:

  • The alpha variant was first detected in the UK.
  • The beta variant was first detected in South Africa
  • The gamma variant was first detected in Brazil
  • The delta variant was first detected in India and is now the most common version of the virus.

While these variants can differ how individuals experience the COVID-19 disease, the variants do not change how the virus is killed or inhibited.

How Disinfection Commonly Works

Before we go any further, let’s talk about the term “disinfection.” It is a term that is thrown around a lot these days, especially when discussing COVID-19 mitigation. In scientific terms, “disinfection” is a common process by which bacteria and viruses are either killed and/or inhibited on surfaces. This is an important distinction to make. Disinfection commonly refers to surfaces. 

Below you can find how disinfection commonly occurs. 

  • It works through a simple chemical target action, which lasts for only a few minutes and has no residual protection; the disinfectant may leave a sterilized surface clean but after a few minutes post-application, the surface may become vulnerable again to immediate recontamination.
  • It leaves the surface completely open for contamination from bacteria and viruses after application and between disinfection cycles for whatever period is of interest, including days, weeks or months when bacteria and virus outbreaks may become predominant.
  • There are hundreds of effective disinfection products available, all with 99.99% kill claims. The vast majority of them do inhibit viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus strain that causes COVID-19.

It is important to know that Germinator works fundamentally different than the process outlined above. Keep reading to learn what makes the Germinator technology better.

How The Germinator Technology Works*

It provides ongoing, residual protection against bacteria and viruses after application and is proven to last up to 90 days on treated surfaces. 

This is described as “dry state” efficacy in testing protocols and demonstrates that treated surfaces continue to inhibit the growth of bacteria and viruses after the product has been applied. 

*What Claims Can & Can’t Be Made
The United States Environmental Protection Agency regulates what statements a company can make regarding disinfectant product efficacy against bacteria and viruses, and The Germinator is certified to make claims that it inhibits bacteria growth for up to 90 days. However, regulations prevent The Germinator from making claims about virucidal activity.
Despite the regulatory limitations on product labeling on The Germinator products, our products have gone through rigorous testing against the SARS-Cov-2 strain of the virus is an independent world-class laboratory using multiple methodologies and these tests have confirmed a dramatic inhibition of the SARS-CoV-2 virus strain that causes COVID-19.

I Want To See The Data!

Are you curious about the data specifically collected from our independent laboratory testing? 

Click this button to download the specific testing dates, outcomes, and laboratory locations. Have more questions that aren’t answered on this page? 

No problem, contact us today, and we will get back to you as soon as possible with whatever information is needed for your decision-making process.