With a decade of research (Research Studies), most notably that conducted by the University of Southern California in 2004, PAC5 has been proven to penetrate the biofilm mass, kill the inhabitants, and dismantle the biofilm matrix, by a process that is safe to humans, the environment, and equipment. PAC5 is:
- A non-toxic antimicrobial
- Not an antibiotic or oxidizing agent
- Virtually 100% effective in killing planktonic pathogens on contact—bacteria, fungi, viruses, spores, yeasts
- Penetrates the biofilm mass, kills the inhabitants, and separates it from the surface to which it is attached
- Has an analgesic effect with sustained contact
- Does not negatively impact normal flora and essential synergistic bacteria
- Has been clinically-proven nontoxic to humans, animals, and the environment.
- Is non-corrosive
- Is colorless, tasteless, and odorless
- Is effective at ambient temperatures and conditions
PAC5 and Biofilms
- PAC5, it is believed, interferes with microbial cell-to-cell communication, called Quorum Sensing or Cross Talk, within a biofilm community.
- PAC5 interference quickly results in the death of the microbial inhabitants of that community.
- PAC5 continues to disrupt, degrade, and fragment the biofilm polymer matrix itself, detaching it from surfaces.