Background: Malaysian Sultan Ismail was shut down because of fungal outbreak. Aegis Asia was appointed to bio decontaminate, followed by a treatment of AEGIS Microbe Shield to prevent new infestation.
Based on the floor area of the hospital size, this project is the largest bio decontamination and anti microbial treatment in the world. (aegis)
A case study paper on the microbial level after the decontamination and antimicrobial works.
Air handling unit in building plays an important role in providing comfort in terms of temperature, humidity and most importantly, filtering biological airborne allergen and dusts particulate.
Government Lab test confirm AEGIS ASIA “OX Bio+” Kills H5N1.
Air filters are part of the front-line for dealing with microbial problems in our modern buildings. Upgrading efficiency of air filters by adding a durable, safe and effective antimicrobial treatment can protect the air filter from abnormal fungal growth and improve the air quality of our buildings.
AEGIS Microbe Shield Technology reduces the total population of MRSA bacteria by 99.99 %.
The Danger: A world-wide Pandemic? What will be the consequences?
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the health and comfort of the air inside buildings. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals, allergens, or other contaminants that can affect the health of people. A healthy indoor environment is one in which the surroundings contribute to productivity, comfort and a sense of health and well being. The qualities of building health can be improved with the 16 defensive strategies.
A Building Hygiene and Microbial Prevention Program
AEGIS ASIA bio decontamination technology provides rapid, safe and residue-free bio-decontamination for environment contaminated with TB. Ox Bio+ a new option for bio-decontamination of environment contaminated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis an effective against broad spectrum microorganisms.
AEGIS ASIA Successfully Completes Bio Decontamination Work and Aegis Microbe Shield Treatment in Sultan Ismail Hospital
A two month newly open Hospital Sultan Ismail was ordered to be shut down by Ministry of Health because of deadly fungus infestation. The areas of the microbial contamination were widespread in the entire hospital 10 storey building which had 704 bed and 3004 rooms. The level of microbial activity was so high in some places, that a few minutes of exposure is enough to make you really sick or trigger flu like symptoms. Species like Aspergillus and Penicillium dominated the hospital environment.
AEGIS ASIA Successfully Bio Decontaminates Singapore Local Hospital Affected with (Visual) High Level Growth of Bacteria on Wall
AEGIS ASIA was appointed the tasks to bio-decontamination the affected walls surfaces and treat the affected surface with AEGIS Microbe Shield (A non-leaching antimicrobial). Subsequent regular monitoring surface swab samplings were done every year (2000) and, to date (last checked in 2005); no microbial activity or visual growth has been detected.
Microorganisms need moisture, nutrients, proper temperatures, and receptive surfaces for their existence and proliferation. Books, because of their materials of construction and the environments that they are usually stored in, provide an ideal amplification site and/or reservoir for a great variety of microorganisms. Leather bound books, books with various binder glues, and cover adhesives along with the nature of the various papers, inks, ink fixatives, and ink carriers used for books and their cover jackets provide an interesting variety of nutrients and receptive surfaces for microbial growth.
It’s time to challenge the assumptions which lead to this unsatisfactory conclusion. The Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in a building and the energy system are inextricably bound, but, contrary to popular belief, the energy system is seldom the cause of IEQ problems. A poorly designed or maintained system definitely contributes by creating conditions which encourage the spread and severity of problems, but the source and blame for most IEQ problems lies elsewhere.
Antimicrobial agents are used to kill or limit growth of microorganisms. ÆGIS Microbe Shield™, an antimicrobial agent composed of a silane quaternary ammonium salt, is featured for its durability and efficacy against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. This research studied the effectiveness of the antimicrobial agent as a treatment for cotton fabric.
Pictures clearly shows that AEGIS Microbe Shield will inhibit the growth of micro organisms on treated surface. The use of harsh or toxic chemicals is not required as microbial pollutants are kept in control to level where normal detergent cleaning will suffice.
Why We Create Germs (Super Bugs): A simple Explanation on Leaching and Non Leaching Anti Microbial and Zone of Inhibition
ÆGIS®ANTIMICROBIAL is an exceptional tool which, in a single application, provides antimicrobial properties to the treated surfaces. The treated surface become inhibitory for the development of microbial reservoirs and does not encourage adaptation. Cotton treated with leaching antimicrobials emits strong off-gassing and creates zone of inhibition. The continuous exposure of the mold to the antimicrobial leads to mutation and the subsequent generation no longer affected by the chemical. ÆGIS®ANTIMICROBIAL is environmental friendly, safe to human and provides a long term protection.
The medical industry is challenged by the presence of microorganisms and the negative effects they cause. Deterioration, defacement and odors are all dramatic effects which occur from the microbial contamination of surfaces as varied as carpeting and medical non-woven fabrics. These surfaces can also act as a microbial “harbor”, as most offer ideal environments for the proliferation of microorganisms that are harmful to buildings, textiles and humans.
An Independent Before and After Air Sampling Test Validates AEGIS Microbe Shield Treatment Efficacy in a Malaysian Hospital Paediatric Wards Even After 6 Months
After over five years of planning and construction, two months old newly open Hospital Sultan Ismail was infested with deadly fungus (Aspergillus fumigatus). A focused environmental investigation of microbial growth within the building followed, revealing moderate to high levels of fungi on interior surfaces and air sampling results showed >1000CFU/m3 in most areas . All visibly colonized materials in the building were discarded and all fine dust on interior surfaces was removed by vacuuming and/or damp wiping. A long-active organosilicon antimicrobial (ÆGIS™), 3- trimethoxysilylpropyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride was selected to treat all surfaces throughout reconstruction. Re-evaluation of the facility at 6 months following restoration showed significant reduction in airborne fungi.
The antimicrobial activity of the ÆGIS Microbe Shield® was evaluated for the effectiveness and durability on different nylon carpets installed in 11 patient rooms at Barnes Hospital at the Washington University Medical Centre. Each of the samples was then challenged with different odor and stain causing live-organism. The study indicates that the broad spectrum of activity exhibited by the ÆGIS Microbe Shield.
A 30-month field study by Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio and Kemper Research Foundation Cincinnati Ohio on improved control of microbial exposure in hospital.
This study evaluates the effectiveness of a new class of antimicrobial agents that covalently bond to surfaces and are not chemically reactive with the microbial cells. All accessible interior surfaces of the flood-damaged hospital were treated with the ÆGIS™ Antimicrobial and were randomly tested for uniformity and penetration throughout the treatment process. The post sampling data of 30 months of this study reveals the substantive reduction of airborne microbial load.
The AEGIS Microbe Shield® technology controls the growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi, reducing odor, staining and deterioration which are the most common result of repeatedly using active wear, fabrics, mattress, equipments etc.
Nonwovens can “harbor” and act as a most ideal environments for medically significant microorganisms. The treated Fabric kills the bacteria commonly associated with surgical wound infections and takes an active role in maintaining an aseptic field at the wound site. The antimicrobial component of the Fabric is chemically bonded, safe for use in surgery, and does not lose its effectiveness when sterilized, stored, or handled during the manufacturing procedure or in surgery.
Material Safety Data Sheet has been prepared to provide information on the typical material remaining on a surface which has been treated with ÆGIS Antimicrobial. Antimicrobial is only sold as a concentrate in solvent. For application, ÆGIS Antimicrobial is diluted with water. The hydrolyzed material in the dilute solution then covalently or ionically bonds with the target surface and covalently bonds with itself to form a durable copolymer.
The AEGIS Microbe Shield® Technology is registered with US EPA.
AEGIS Microbe Shield® technology does not dissipate or leach, it can not be absorbed by the organism or by human. With the AEGIS Microbe Shield technology, the membrane of the microbe is physically ruptured by a stabbing and electrocution action. Since it is not consumed and does not dissipate, the antimicrobial active is not depleted and continues to control microbial growth over time as long as the surface remains intact.
Antimicrobials are used on textiles to control bacteria, fungi, mold, mildew, and algae and the problems of deterioration, staining, odors, and health concerns that they cause. Control strategies of the organisms must include consideration of being sure that adaptation of microorganisms is not encouraged. The conventional leaching types of antimicrobials leave the textile and chemically enter or react with the microorganism acting as a poison. The continuous exposure of the microbe to a sub lethal dose of an antimicrobial can cause mutation and that are no longer affected by the chemical. The AEGIS antimicrobial stays affixed to the surface; physically stabs and electrocutes the microorganism on contact to kill it. AEGIS active is not depleted and continues to control microbial growth over time as long as the surface remains intact.
Most of us spend over 80% of our time in indoors, so reducing our exposure to allergens indoor is essential for improved health. ÆGIS Microbe Shield® technology eliminates the indoor allergens such as mold, bacteria virus, algae and is safe to you and your environment, durable and effective.