Whilst many individuals, companies and manufacturers initially stocked up on disinfectants and sanitisers at the start of this worldwide pandemic, did they foresee just how long these stocks would last? We’re already seeing many countries stopping exports of raw materials and ingredients needed to manufacture these vital products, of particular importance for our workforce at the front of the Coronavirus – health workers, contract cleaners, supermarket employees, police, army, food manufacturers and so many others who need constant protection.
Recently commercialised, Biodx, a proudly South African company, with technical support from the CSIR as well as financial support from TIA and the IDC have spent the last 15 years relentlessly researching and developing cutting edge antimicrobial and antiviral technologies.
Burt Rodrigues, CEO of Biodx says “We realised 15 years ago that conventional chemicals were falling short of controlling modern pathogenic outbreaks, for example - listeriosis, and decided to embark on a search for natural, sustainable raw materials that are new to the many pathogens encountered today.”
An active ingredient in Biodx disinfectant formulations has demonstrated “virucidal activity against enveloped viruses”, which encompasses Coronavirus as stipulated by the EN14476:2013 +A2 2019, and has been produced to meet strict European and South African regulatory compliance.
Most importantly Biodx has substantial stock, fully produced in South Africa, to carry on manufacturing however long this pandemic lasts - keeping South Africa disinfected and safe.