Seeing the Invisible Barrier

When Byotrol dries, it leaves behind a residue that is unseen to the human eye and non-harming to humans but deadly to microbes.

A team at the Organic Materials Innovation Centre at Manchester University (OMIC), led by Professor Stephen Yeates, undertook a research project to understand how the barrier is structured and therefore how Byotrol works.

Scientists at Manchester University have uncovered the unbelievable long-lasting Byotrol barrier


Breakthrough in physical chemistry

We know that Byotrol not only kills and destroys germs but also has a long-lasting residual effect preventing bugs from returning to the cleaned site. We call this our invisible barrier.

Now for the first time, thanks to the team at OMIC, we are able to ‘see’ how this barrier actually appears and understand further how it works.

 

Byotrol explained

The structure of Byotrol has been examined using Atomic Force Microscopy. The researchers found that Byotrol’s unique technology benefits are primarily due to the ordering and structuring of the individual biocide components within collodial suspensions. We call this an Amphicelle. The Amphicelle barrier looks like a spiky surface, similar to a bed of nails, and these spikes keeps killing and destroying any new bacteria or viruses that try to settle on its surface.