PLANO, Texas – Axenic™ Health Solutions, Inc. today announced test data, from an independent laboratory accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), showing that the patented multi-SiQuat based Q-Shield™ Professional Surface Protector destroyed the SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19). Axenic™ plans to submit the surface test results to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for consideration to be added to the EPA’s approved list of disinfectants for use against the SARS-CoV-2.
“Since Axenic’s inception, we knew, based on previous lab testing, the potential of our multi-SiQuat based disinfectant against a wide variety of viruses and pathogens. The strong laboratory performance of the Q-Shield™ Professional Surface Protector product against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, however, has really impressed us” said Todd Evans, Axenic President and CEO.
Testing showed that after 10 seconds of exposure to Q Shield™ Professional Surface Protector, there was a significant reduction in the presence of detectable SARS-CoV-2 RNA. After 60 seconds, the level of virus was reduced to the undetectable limit.
“Overall, it is important to recognize that these laboratory test results, while subject to limitations, indicate that Q Shield™ Professional Surface Protector completely destroyed the viral particle, including the viral genome, which permanently inactivates the ability of the virus to infect and replicate” asserted Warren Skea, Ph.D. Axenic™ Chief Science Officer and Head of Medical Affairs.
LIMITATIONS & DISCLOSURE:
This test was conducted at a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited Laboratory using clinically positive COVID-19 patient samples – not surrogate viruses within the Coronavirus family. Laboratory testing of Q Shield™ on SARS-CoV-2 took place in a controlled laboratory setting and data beyond 60 seconds following application were not captured. This data has not been reviewed or evaluated by the U.S. EPA. Q Shield™ remains in development for use against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and we are evaluating the regulatory path to market under EPA’s authorities for such use.
Q Shield™ is currently marketed for only the following use:
Dry treated areas and articles such as clothing before use. Remove children and pets from treated areas until completely dry. Clean surfaces prior to application. Q Shield Professional Surface Protector is an antimicrobial agent effective against odor causing bacteria, bacteria which cause staining and discoloration and fungi (stain and odor causing mildew).