Scientific Reports

The Efficacy of Dry Steam Vapor Technology

N1: Testing Antimicrobial Action on Hard Surfaces: describes the procedures for determining the efficacy of a steam vapor device tested against 10 representative challenge organisms. The procedure was designed to test the kill rate when applied to contaminated hard porous surfaces and is based on the AOAC Official Method 961.02 Germicidal Spray Products…18 pages. Nelson Labs, No 274841, Nov 2004

N1A: Condensed Summary showing results for Steam Vapor Device used on inoculated hard porous surfaces, at three different exposures times: 7 sec, 10 sec and 30 sec for each organism tested. Nelson Lab Report No. 274841, Nov 2004

N2: Testing Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS for Virucidal Effectiveness against Norwalk and Norwalk like viruses on unglazed clay test coupons; two time points of 7 and 10 seconds. MICROBIOTEST Proj # 567-102, June 2006

N3: Testing Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS for Virucidal Effectiveness against Canine parvovirus on unglazed clay test coupons at a single time point of 7 seconds. MICROBIOTEST Proj # 567-105, Dec 2006

N4: Testing Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS for Virucidal Effectiveness against Avian influenza on unglazed clay test coupons at a single time point of 7 seconds. MICROBIOTEST Proj # 567-106, Dec 2006

N5: Testing Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS for Efficacy at Ultra-Low Contact Times of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 5 seconds, using 6 challenge organisms plus virus surrogate MS2. ATL, PT 513, July 2007

N6: Testing Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS for Efficacy at Ultra-Low Contact Times of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 5 seconds using MRSA and VRE contaminated coupons, data and kill time chart. ATL PT507, Aug 2007

N7: Testing Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS for Efficacy against C. difficile endospore on unglazed clay coupons at time points of 5, 10 and 30 seconds. ATL PT506, Sep 2007

N8: Qualitative Comparison Study of 4 Disinfection Technologies, including Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS and common hospital grade disinfectants, 5 pages. ATL PT508, Sep 2007

N9: Testing Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS for Efficacy at Ultra-Low Contact Times of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 5 seconds for 8 organisms including MRSA and VRE, with time kill-curve generation, 3 pages. ATL PT505, Oct 2007

N10: Testing Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS for Efficacy at Ultra-Low Contact Times of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 5 seconds against Shigella and E. coli. ATL PT504, Oct 2007

N11: Quantitative Comparison Study of 4 Disinfection Technologies including Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS, 5 second dwell time, 4 pages. ATL PT509, Sep 2007

N12: Results for Efficacy using Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS applying 5 intermittent contacts of 1 second each to inoculated test surface to replicate ordinary ‘cleaning motion’, 3 organisms. ATL PT502, Nov 2007

N13: Testing Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS for Efficacy at Ultra-Low Contact Times of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 5 seconds against A. baumannii on hard, porous, unglazed clay coupons, with data and time kill-curve. ATL SOP C-005, July 2008

N14: Testing Steam Vapor Device w/TANCS for Efficacy at Ultra-Low Contact Times of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, and 5.0 seconds against K. pneumoniae NDM-1 (aka CRKP) on hard, porous, unglazed clay coupons, with Data table and Quantitative graph, 5 pages. ATL NG2478-A3, Feb 2011

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N15: Peer reviewed scientific paper, “Reduction in infection risk through treatment of microbially contaminated surfaces with a novel, portable, saturated steam vapor disinfection system”, published online in the July, 2008 American Journal of Infection Control. See http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(08)00557-9/abstract

N16: Peer reviewed scientific paper, “Reduction in the microbial load on high-touch surfaces in hospital rooms by treatment with a portable saturated steam vapor disinfection system.” See http://digitalreprints.elsevier.com/issue/40750

N17: Peer reviewed scientific paper “Biofilms on environmental surfaces: Evaluation of the disinfection efficacy of a novel steam vapor system.” See http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(11)01317-4/abstract

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