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Technology

TECcare manufacture a range of world class antimicrobial technology platforms which are specifically designed to reduce the risk of infection and cross contamination by interrupting key transmission pathways.

The three TECcare antimicrobial technology platforms are TECcare ULTRA, TECcare CONTROL and TECcare PROTECT.

For information on each technology platform, click on the headings below.

TECcare ULTRA technology platform

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TECcare Ultra

TECcare ULTRA is a world class ultra-high level sporicidal disinfectant technology platform offering rapid, safe and effective disinfection across a range of industries from healthcare to education establishments to agriculture to water treatment to food processing.

The TECcare ULTRA technology platform is based on a peracid with an adjuvant effect to enhance its antimicrobial efficacy. Peracids produce destructive hydroxyl free radicals which are strong oxidising agents.

The antimicrobial mechanism of action for TECcare ULTRA is similar to other high level (sporicidal) disinfectants such as peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide whose primary mechanism of action is also achieved by oxidation as a result of the production of hydroxyl free radicals.

TECcare ULTRA has undergone extensive in-vitro testing at independent, accredited laboratories where it has passed the following efficacy tests;

  • Bactericidal (EN1276 + AOAC)
  • Virucidal (EN14476 + AOAC)
  • Fungicidal (moulds and yeasts) (EN1650 + AOAC)
  • Sporicidal (EN13704* + AOAC)
  • Mycobactericidal (EN14563:2008)

*TECcare ULTRA gives a greater than Log 6 reduction in C. difficile spores within a 1 minute contact time under 'dirty' conditions.

TECcare CONTROL technology platform

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TECcare Control

TECcare CONTROL is a high level disinfectant technology platform offering safe, effective, user friendly single step cleaning and disinfection across a wide range of industries from healthcare to educational establishments to food processing to veterinary science.

The TECcare CONTROL technology platform is based around the quaternary ammonium compounds didecyldimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC) and benzalkonium chloride (BAC) with an adjuvant effect to enhance its antimicrobial efficacy.

TECcare CONTROL has undergone extensive in-vitro testing at independent, accredited laboratories where it has passed the following efficacy tests;

  • Bactericidal (EN1276 + AOAC)
  • Virucidal (EN14476 + AOAC)
  • Fungicidal (moulds and yeasts) (EN1650 + AOAC)
  • Sporicidal (EN13704)
  • Mycobactericidal (EN14348)

TECcare PROTECT technology platform

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TECcare Protect

TECcare PROTECT is a disinfectant / antiseptic technology platform. It is intended for use as a skin antiseptic and offers safe, effective, user friendly skin cleansing, disinfection and sanitation across a wide range of industries from healthcare to educational establishments, to food processing to veterinary science.

The TECcare PROTECT technology platform is based around the quaternary ammonium compound benzalkonium chloride (BAC) with an adjuvant effect to enhance its antimicrobial efficacy.

Whilst benzalkonium chloride is a 1st generation QAC (typically associated with the lowest level of antimicrobial activity) the adjuvant effect will significantly increase antimicrobial activity above and beyond the performance that would otherwise be expected from the base QAC chemistry.

In addition to passing the recognised hand sanitising efficacy test EN1500 (demonstrating equivalence to alcohol based hand rubs), TECcare PROTECT has undergone extensive in-vitro testing at independent, accredited laboratories where it has passed the following efficacy tests;

  • Bactericidal (FDA Monograph)
  • Virucidal (EN14476)
  • Fungicidal (moulds and yeasts) (AOAC)