Proven to destroy hard-to-kill viruses and bacteria
Use as a multi-surface disinfectant and hand sanitizer without dilution and toxic risk
Effective against ‘enveloped’ viruses such as Coronaviruses and ‘non-enveloped’ ones like Norovirus
Removes biofilm in a single treatment.
Non-toxic and biocompatible.
OptiZil is the perfect choice for safety conscious-clinical practices.
FREE from harmful chemicals like aldehyde, alcohol, bleach and QACs, OptiZil quickly kills bacteria, viruses and removes established biofilm in a single treatment.
The active ingredient, Hypochlorous acid (HOCI) is an effective natural biocide with incredible bactericidal, fungicidal, virucidal and sporicidal properties.
OptiZil comes ready to use with no pre-mixing required. Simply use straight from the container as part of your clinical infection control regime.
(Available in wipes, 100ml pump spray, 1L trigger spray and 5L containers. 20L, 1000L IBC and on-site generation available for high volume environments)
- Effective against less resistant ‘enveloped’ viruses such as Hepatitis B & C & Coronaviruses
- Eradicates cross-infection risks from ‘non-enveloped’ viruses including Norovirus & Parvovirus
- Effective against healthcare-acquired risks (HAI) including Pseudomonas, E.Coli and MRSA
- Deactivates prions & removes all stages of biofilm growth
- pH Balanced.
- Approved for use by the European Chemical Health Agency as a multi-surface disinfectant.
- All-in-one disinfectant.
- No pre-mixing required.
- No need to train staff in hazardous chemical use (COSHH).
- Versatile: disinfect everything — even skin.
The OptiZil difference
|Conventional Aldehyde and QAC based disinfectants||OptiZil WITH STABILISED HOCI|
|Non-toxic to reproductive systems|
|Removes established biofilm at any stage|
|Effective across a broad pH spectrum||Sometimes|
OptiZil is specially formulated to avoid the dangers inherent in many regular disinfectants — including the long-term toxic risks to mammalian cells such as mutagenicity, cytotoxicity and reproductive toxicity in humans.
The active ingredient, Hypochlorous acid (HOCl), is part of a group of small molecules known as reactive oxygen species (ROS); and is the same chemical produced by the human immune defence system to kill bacteria and fight infection.
Our unique manufacturing process stabilises HOCl to produce an effective multipurpose antimicrobial disinfectant that is non-sensitising, non-irritating and not harmful to biological tissue.
See how the human immune defence system produces HOCI to kill invasive organisms:
Bacteria enter the body when the skin is broken, stimulating a response from the human immune defence system.
A type of white blood cell called Neutrophils migrates to the bacteria in a process called ‘chemotaxis’.
Neutrophils surround the bacteria and release Hypochlorous acid (HOCI) to kill it.
How is OptiZil more effective than conventional disinfectants?
Effective at every stage
Stages of biofilm development:
- Single free-floating bacteria land on surface
- Bacterial cells aggregate and attach
- Growth and division of bacteria for biofilm formation
- Mature biofilm formation
- Parts of biofilm disperse to release free floating bacteria for further colonisation
OptiZil is 99.9999% effective against all stages of bacterial colonisation on equipment, hard surfaces, materials and even waterlines.
Cost-effective single treatment
No need to use toxic treatments to remove existing biofilm first. OptiZil kills bacteria and eradicates biofilm with a single pre-mixed dose.
Depending on your application, OptiZil significantly reduces contact times needed for efficacy, helping your team operate more productively. For example, we have data showing disinfection is achieved (ie 0 cfu/ml) in 1 minute on dentures and impression material, compared to 10 minutes for other products. Contact us for specific data on your application.
Easier to manage
Staff training is more straightforward with OptiZil’s premixed non-toxic solution. No need to mix hazardous chemicals or deal with complicated dilutions.
Protect your business
Protect your business from claims by patients or staff relating to accidental poisoning, including toxic damage to eyes, nose, throat or skin.
What is Hypochlorous acid (HOCl)
Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is part of a group of small molecules known as reactive oxygen species (ROS). HOCI is synthesized by neutrophils (white blood cells) during phagocytosis of antigens (1).
The molecule kills and inhibits the growth of a broad range of microbes including Gram-positive and Gram-negative microorganisms, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, virus, yeast mould and fungus — all without causing harmful side effects such as irritation of the mucosa or pigmentation on tooth surfaces or restorations.
HOCl also has essential anti-inflammatory benefits (2, 3, 4).
- Green JN, Kettle AJ, Winterbourn CC. Protein chlorination in neutrophil phagosomes and correlation with bacterial killing. Free Radic Biol Med 2014;77:49-56.
- Wang L, Bassiri M, Najafi R, Najafi K, Yang J, Khosrovi B, et al . . . Hypochlorous acid as a potential wound care agent: Part I. Stabilized hypochlorous acid: a component of the inorganic armamentarium of innate immunity. J Burns Wounds 2007;11;6:e5.
- Fu X, Kassim SY, Parks WC, Heinecke JW. Hypochlorous acid generated by myeloperoxidase modifies adjacent tryptophan and glycine residues in the catalytic domain of matrix metalloproteinase-7 (matrilysin): an oxidative mechanism for restraining proteolytic activity during inflammation. J Biol Chem 2003;278:28403-28409.
- Kim C, Cha YN. Taurine chloramine produced from taurine under inflammation provides anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective effects. Amino Acids 2014;46:89-100
What is stabilised HOCI?
Naturally occurring HOCI turns into a saline solution within 24 hours but OptiZil has a 12-month shelf life thanks to the unique design of our electrochemical cell and manufacturing process.
How does HOCI work?
The power of a neutral electrical charge
HOCl has a neutral electrical change. Bacteria that normally repel chemicals with a positive or negative charge have no defence against leathally effective HOCl. The bacteria cell walls are quickly penetrated rendering the cells defenseless to HOCl’s oxidising properties.
HOCl is a natural oxidising agent
Once HOCl breaches the bacteria cell wall, it’s natural oxidising agent disrupts the microbial cell’s DNA causing the bacteria to die.
Residual HOCl prevents bacteria reforming and effectively dissipates biofilm.
Why is OptiZil dual-action biofilm treatment so safe for humans?
OptiZil is biocompatible
Hypochlorous, the active ingredient in OptiZil is found in the body’s immune defence system and is not harmful to human tissue. The data behind this claim has now been reviewed and adopted by the European Commission.
Short listed as ‘low-risk’ by EC
Hypochlorous is short-listed by the European Chemicals Agency under ‘Annex 1 amendment’ which is a list of chemicals deemed as low-risk under Reg EC1907/2006.
No short term health risks
OptiZil is FREE from Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs), known to be highly toxic to mammalian cells. OptiZil will not harm the skin, eyes, or cause damage if accidentally ingested. Compare the data sheets (COSHH) and see the difference yourself.
No long term health risks
OptiZil is non-cytotoxic and non-mutagenic. There is no risk of long term damage to cells, DNA or adverse effects on the reproductive system.
Keeps staff and patients safe
OptiZil removes the hazards associated with conventional highly toxic products including
- danger to mammalian cells;
- secure storage requirements;
- the need for careful handling procedures;
- dealing with complicated dilution formulas and 2-part processes; and
- staff training in hazardous chemical use.
- File Holder for the active ingredient (“Active chlorine generated from sodium chloride by electrolysis”) on ECHA’s Article 95 list of the Biocide Product Regulations (BPR)
- ISO16954 – Evaluating treatment methods intended to prevent or remove biofilm in dental unit procedural water delivery systems.
- BS EN 1040 – Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of the basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants/antiseptics. For chemical disinfectants and antiseptics.
- BS EN 1276 – Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of the bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.
- BS EN 13697 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal and/or fungicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas
- BS EN 13704 – Chemical disinfectants. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of the sporicidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas
- BS EN 13727 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity in the medical area
- BS EN 14204 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of the mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in the veterinary area
- BS EN 14348 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of the mycobactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants in the medical area including instrument disinfectants
- BS EN 14476 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of virucidal activity in the medical area
- BS EN 14561 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative carrier test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity for instruments used in the medical area.
- BS EN 14562 – Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative carrier test for the evaluation of fungicidal or yeasticidal activity for instruments used in the medical area
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