A Look at Halosil’s Proprietary Formula: The Perfect Potion to Destroy Difficult-to-Kill HAIs
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DisinfectionOctober 5, 2022

A Look at Halosil’s Proprietary Formula: The Perfect Potion to Destroy Difficult-to-Kill HAIs

Healthcare Acquired Infection (HAIs) pose a direct threat to patients, providers, and personnel today—and they must be taken seriously.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that HAIs account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year in American hospitals. This is a huge number that healthcare facilities must work to reduce, especially in a post-COVID-19 world, where the risk of pathogen spread is top of mind for the public.

Patients can become very ill or even die from HAIs. And if the human body or pharmaceuticals cannot combat pathogens, disinfection against infection-causing pathogens becomes a crucial line of defense.

A solution like the Halosil’s Halo Disinfection System® can destroy pathogens that cause HAIs. The system pairs HaloMist™, a proprietary broad spectrum disinfectant, with the HaloFogger® to ensure the uniform, dry fogging delivery of disinfectant throughout any complex space, achieving complete coverage with the highest possible efficacy.

When seeking the right disinfection solution, it’s important to remember that not all whole room disinfection systems are created equal—and neither are all disinfection formulas. The following are some characteristics of HaloMist, Halosil’s proprietary formula:

  1. It’s more than just hydrogen peroxide
    Hydrogen peroxide has long been used as a bacterial killing agent. The Halosil formula pairs hydrogen peroxide with other proprietary raw materials, effectively converting it into an entirely new material. While basic hydrogen peroxide had limited killing mechanisms, efficacy and stability, Halosil is a multi-mechanistic, highly stable, broad-spectrum disinfection product.
  2. It has multiple mechanisms of killing action
    The Halosil formula brings together the long-leveraged elements of hydrogen peroxide and ionic silver. Silver on its own is recognized as a broad spectrum biocide. When formulated with the extreme oxidizing potential of hydrogen peroxide, the effectiveness of the solution exceeds the sum of all the parts. The interaction of the silver ions and the hydrogen peroxide creates more reactive oxygen species (ROS) than either of the two active ingredients alone. This intrinsic synergy increases the potency of these two components as a complex mixture with a vast number of killing mechanisms.
  3. It has a proprietary stabilization process
    The second powerful element of the Halosil formula is its unique stabilization process, which results in a radical fluid architecture that is capable of destroying a broad spectrum of microorganisms—from spores to pathogenic bacteria to viruses and fungi. Halosil’s formula destroys microorganisms by disrupting the cell membrane, binding to the enzymes causing denaturation, and binding to the DNA to stop replication by working synergistically in a chemically stable solution. This stability guarantees a long shelf life of two years, easy handling in the HaloFogger and complete efficacy during application.
  4. It’s ‘all in the application’
    Halosil’s proprietary formula is applied through a unique dry fogging technology that is EPA-validated to achieve a 6-log kill rate against harmful and highly resistant difficile spores. Spores are the most difficult form of microorganism to kill, according to the hierarchy of microorganisms and their resistance to disinfectants, however, HaloMist is able to do so. It is able to kill emerging viruses like COVID-19, Monkeypox, and many other bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The application of the HaloMist solution by aerosolizing it with the HaloFogger is critical in achieving these results and total coverage. HaloMist evaporates into hydrogen peroxide-based vapor that gets into every nook and cranny of a room without wetting any surfaces. This ensures excellent material compatibility even for sensitive electronics, and does not leave corrosion or toxic residues behind. As a critical element that impacts efficacy, the application technology is as important as the formula itself.

Contact Halosil to learn more about how our proprietary formula can reduce infection rates for your organization.

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