Why are Z Bioscience products revolutionary?
Our ZBioVet products don’t try to kill pathogens with drugs or chemicals, but rather eliminate them by competitive exclusion. The probiotics in our products rapidly colonize surfaces with good bacteria, eating up the available food and other resources so pathogens simply cannot survive.
Surface Barrier System
The public view of bacteria is changing. We once thought all bacteria were harmful, but now we are beginning to understand the delicate symbiotic relationship between people, animals, their gut microflora and control of the microbial environment. This balance is important to the well-being of both animals and the people taking care of …
The Problem with Traditional Cleaners
The old way of cleaning was quite simple – try to kill everything. Unfortunately, that approach has not worked so well. We’ve been trying to establish an unnatural, and unsustainable, sterile environment – a vacuum – and nature abhors a vacuum.
The other problem with the “kill everything philosophy” is that it doesn’t kill everything – and most of what is killed are neutral bacteria thereby increasing the percent of pathogens that survive. Given the higher level of pathogens in mechanically ventilated buildings, bad bacteria have a greater probability of filling that vacuum. So we’re left with a pathogen-friendly environment, in which most of the good bacteria have been destroyed. You can see where this might cause a problem.
Z BioScience probiotic cleaners work differently. They do not attempt to kill the bacteria present on a surface. The combination of the proprietary pH neutral chemistry and GRAS probiotics are effective in cleaning surface soil down to the microbial level where they create a safer, longer-lasting, more hygienic clean – a truly clean surface that will remain clean longer.
Hatcheries Are Going True Clean with Z BioScience
Several years ago, a large poultry hatchery started cleaning all surfaces and misting with Z BioScience probiotic products. Even though the products are not disinfectants nor biocides the effect of having surfaces that are clean down to the microbial level has given them astonishing results in their overall cleanliness. The ATP levels in this hatchery were reduced to near zero and maintained there – they experienced the benefits of True Clean Technology. The graph below is from the hatchery data and reflects their measurements. We make no claim to have directly effected the change in pathogen presence. What we do claim is that we make surfaces clean at the microbial level.
Z BioScience Probiotic Biosurfactants
What are Biosurfactants?
Biosurfactants are amphiphilic compounds produced by microbes, either on the cell surface or secreted extracellularly and are a natural biological solution that can address the biological presence of pathogens and biofilm.
Biosurfactants have been used for decades in water and soil remediation programs, as well as the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical and food processing industries. The process starts with the introduction of the appropriate bacteria, (such as probiotics), that produce the desired biosurfactants to address specific issues in targeted environments.
Biosurfactants and Commercial Cleaning
So use of biosurfactants in commercial cleaning is a logical adaptation of their proven capabilities from these other sectors, and represents a major technological breakthrough.
Biosurfactants have special advantages over conventional synthetic surfactant cleaners:
- Higher biodegradability
- Lower toxicity
- Greater diversity and so greater potential to be effective
Research Supports Efficacy of Biosurfactants Against Pathogens
Biosurfactants have been shown to exhibit strong antimicrobial, anti-adhesive and anti-biofilm properties, making them a useful component in cleaners to combat pathogen bacteria, in part by making the surface environment hostile for pathogens.
The importance of biosurfactants to cleaning is supported by recent research conducted at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in 2014 which highlighted that the biosurfactants produced by the probiotic bacteria used in that study demonstrated:
- antibacterial properties against Multi
- Drug Resistant (MDR) strains of:
- coli and
- also displayed anti-adhesive and anti-biofilm abilities against:
Z BioScience’s Probiotic Biosurfactant Cleaners
Z BioScience’s Probiotic Cleaners incorporate a larger number of probiotic bacteria in its patent pending proprietary blends than those used in the above noted test at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; (and are designed to deliver a larger range of biosurfactants into the cleaning process).
Z BioScience’s combined chemical and probiotic system creates and sustains an environment that is hostile to pathogens.
Independent tests demonstrate that Z BioScience’s Probiotic Cleaners deliver better and longer lasting levels of clean as measured using ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) as an objective, scientific measure of clean.
ATP levels of surfaces cleaned with conventional protocols of Chemistry and Physics are returning to near pre-cleaning levels within four hours after cleaning, registering ATP levels that indicate an unacceptable probability of a pathogen biofilm presence as shown in the table.
How Probiotic Biosurfactant Cleaners Are Different
Conventional cleaning methods constitute a combination of Chemistry (quats, bleaches, oxidizers, enzymes) and Physics (sweeping, vacuuming, scrubbing, wiping).
These combinations consistently fail to address the presence of biological contaminants such as pathogens and the biofilms they form, as evidenced by the rise in Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) from multi-drug resistant staph (“MDRs”) such as MRSA.
The spread of such MDRs from healthcare facilities into schools, sports facilities, public transport, and even the home is further evidence of the declining efficacy of conventional “chemistry-only” based offerings, and so the need for a “Next Generation” approach to cleaning .
Z BioScience’s introduction of biosurfactants produced by its probiotic constituents into the cleaning process represents a “Next Generation Cleaning System”.
Conventional “chemistry-only” products adopt a “kill everything” approach; indiscriminately destroying the much needed “good” bacteria along with the unwanted “bad” pathogen bacteria.
This leaves an unnatural, unsustainable, unprotected vacuum on the surface that is readily available for, and very hospitable to, the re-colonization by unwanted pathogens; (for example see the reversal of ATP levels back towards pre-cleaning levels within 4 hours for the conventional chemical cleaners in the table on page 2)
Z BioScience’s Probiotic Biosurfactant Cleaners over populate surfaces with safe, healthy probiotic bacteria.
In this process these probiotic bacteria produce biosurfactants that work in conjunction with the chemistry they are applied with to provide cleaning at the microscopic level for a truly clean surface.
Benefits of Z BioScience’s Probiotic Biosurfactant Cleaners
In this way the ongoing presence of the probiotics on surfaces provides a unique and lasting level of protection by making the surface a hostile environment for harmful pathogens.
Another benefit is the elimination of odors.
Safety of Z BioScience’s Probiotic Biosurfactant Cleaners
All the probiotic bacteria in Z BioScience’s Probiotic Biosurfactant Cleaners are Class 1, and classified as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe). Many are used in food processing and food packaging applications and may be used as a dietary supplement.
The products are all pH Neutral, and are designed for use around people with most chemical sensitivities, children and pets.
If you’d like to see results like this test conducted by TURI (Toxic Use Reduction Institute) University of Massachusetts, Lowell) at your facility, go to TelosAH.com to have your facility tested for pathogens. We’ll do a side by side comparison of Z Biovet Cleaner with your existing cleaner at no charge and show you how you can reduce your cleaning costs while increasing cleanliness.
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