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SparGuard For Healthcare

An Essential Layer of Protection


Hospital Acquired Infections



Jan 13, 2013

innovation goals
Innovation Goals
  • Readiness – illness reduced readiness levels up.
  • Per capita cost - this system will pay for itself in labor and materials savings
  • Population Health - Provides the ability to take military facilities and have the hygiene levels at near clean room standards
  • Experience of Care – genius technology that can be used by everyone.


  • To describe how SparGuardand Filter Technologies products can add additional protection capability.
  • To determine if there is a good fit between your needs and our offerings and if we should move forward.


  • Introductions
  • Product Overview
  • Proposed Solutions/ Business Opportunities
  • Questions/Comments
  • Next Steps

The Antimicrobial Technology Choice

  • SparGuard protects virtually all solid surfaces and fabrics from a broad array of disease and odor causing microorganisms, including all forms of MRSA.
  • On application, SparGuard reduces existing microbe populations by up to 99.99% on contact, and continues to inhibit their return for 30 days to permanently depending on the application process.
why use sparguard
Why Use SparGuard
  • Safe and effective
  • Works on virtually all surfaces and fabrics
  • Keeps laundry from spreading microorganisms
  • Neutralizes and prevents offensive odors
  • Stops mold and mildew
  • Cost savings
  • Long lasting
  • Ease of application
  • Multiple application methods

EPA Registered


super bugs are on the rise
Super-bugs are on the rise
  • Infection is the #1 cause of death worldwide and the #3 cause of death in USA.
  • “Super bug” mutations caused by sterilants, chemicals
  • 25 years ago 80% of infection was controlled by antibiotics. Today, less than 50% of infections are deemed controllable.
  • Health problems caused by the growth of bacteria, fungi, algae, mold, and mildew in living and work areas are ever increasing.
  • Mold is more lethal than asbestos and more prevalent

SparGuard - A Micro Biostatic Surface Protectant

  • Microbes land on the surface protectant.
  • Microbes’ membranes are ruptured by the surface protectant and die
  • Surface remains ready for next microbe.

How it Works

Electron Microscope View

  • What makes SparGuard different?
    • Not a leaching poison, does not use depleting heavy metals
    • Continues to protect in-between cleanings.
    • Both colorless and odorless.
    • Water-based, easy to handle and low risk for workers to use.

Partial Microbial Control List


Anabaena cylindrica

C hlo rop hyta (green) p rotococcus

Chlorophyta (green) selenastrum gracile

Chlorophyta (green) sp.

Chlorophyta (yellow-green) sp.

Chrysophyta (brown)

Cyanophyta (blue-green) anabaena

Cyanophyta (blue-green) oscillatoria

Cyanophyta (blue-green) sp.

Gonium sp. (strain LB 9c)

Pleuroccus sp. (strain LB 11)

Selenastrum gracile

Bacteria (gram negative)

Aerobacter aerogenes

Aeromonas hydrophila

Citrobacter deversus

Citrobacter freundii

Enterobacter aglomerans

En terobacte r cloacae

Escherichia coli

Klebsiel la oxytoca

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Morganella morganii

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Proteus mirabilis

Proteus vulgaris

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas fluorescens

Pseudomonas putida

Salmonella chloeraesius

Salmonella cholera suis

Salmonella typhi

Salmonella typhimurium

Salmonella typhosa

Serratia liquifaciens

Serratia marcescens

T reponema hyodysen teriae

Xanthomonas campestrisa


Aspergillus flarres

Asperg illus flavus

Aspergillus niger

Asperg illus sydowl

Asperg illus terreus

Aspergillus versicolor

Aureobasidium pullulans

Chaetomium globosum

Cephaldascus fragans

Gloeophyllum trabeum

Penicillium ch rysogenum

Penicillium funiculosum

Penicillium pinophilum

Penicillium variabile

Poria placenta

Pullularia pullulans

Trichoderm sp. madison P-42

Trichoderma vi ride

Trichophyton interdigital

Trichophyton mentagrophytes

Bacteria (gram positive)

Bacillus sp. (vegetative cell)

Bacillus subtilis

Enterococcus sp.

Micrococcus lutea

Micrococcus sp.

Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus epidermidis

St reptococcus faecalis

Streptococcus mutans

Streptococcus pyogenes

nclnerwDacrer calcwacencus


Candida al bicans

Candida pseudotropicalls

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

sparguard usage
SparGuard Usage

Spray it on or wash it in.

Becomes active within 3 minutes of application and starts to work as soon as microorganisms come into contact with the treated surface.

It then works continuously to maintain a consistently lower bio-burden than would be expected on a surface without SparGuard protection.

Normal cleaning of the treated surfaces is necessary in order for SparGuard’s antimicrobial spikes to continue their effectiveness.

Dirt build-up, paint, dead microbes, etc. can cover the treatment prohibiting it from killing microorganisms.


SparGuard Laundry Treatment

SparGuard and Fabric Softener Combined

  • An independent long term hospital study showed that SparGuard reduced microbe counts in many cases by over 99% on fabrics and other surfaces (Study is available upon request.)
  • SparGuard has been shown to very significantly reduce the staph counts and subsequent staph infections on oil rigs.
  • SparGuard treatment increases the longevity of fabrics, as recognized by the EPA, as it “Inhibits deterioration caused by bacteria.”
    • This deterioration causes wear on fabrics as well as mold and mildew.
    • Extended durability tests are now being conducted.

SparGuard Laundry Treatment

Use with fabric softener dispenser

    • Items normally laundered
    • Fabrics that can’t be “tracked” or have high turnover
    • Use every wash -Add 1% of the weight of the fabric being washed.
    • Use in every wash and SparGuard protection increases, as shown in a study (Study is available upon request.)
    • Only $0.02 -$.03 per pound
  • Item not regularly laundered and/or can’t be laundered
    • Curtains, room dividers, and upholstered furniture.
    • Fabrics that can be tracked such as an individual uniforms
    • One Time Usage - Add 5% of the weight of the fabric being washed.
    • It’s 5% active ingredient used one-time gives antimicrobial protection for the useful life of the fabric.
    • Only $0.10 -$0.15 per pound
case study privacy curtains
Case Study - Privacy Curtains

From CBS News – Link available upon request

Scientists swabbed 43 hospital curtains twice a week for three weeks. They analyzed 180 samples, and found germs on 119.

Twenty-six percent of curtains tested positive for the potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria known as MRSA, and 44 percent tested positive for a form of Enterococcus bacteria - some of which were antibiotic resistant.

Researchers also placed 13 new curtains in a hospital for the study. Within a week, 12 were contaminated.

SparGuard Hospital Study Microbial Counts:

Baseline - 2/25/10 3100

Follow-Up 3/21/10 >10

Follow-Up 3/30/10 10

Through June 2010 >10

containment filter
Containment Filter

The Problem – Keeping the pathogen with the patient:

  • Nosocomial transmission usually occurs through direct contact in the same air space or by indirect contact through suspended pathogens that have been mixed by the HVAC system and spread to other areas in the facility, served by the same air handler.
  • Until now there has not been a method that is effective in reducing or preventing the transmission of submicron airborne pathogens
  • Standard hospital filters of 95% dust spot @1 micron have little effect in stopping submicron particulate, being 88% inefficient on submicron particles.
  • Only HEPA or near HEPA filtration are considered effective on particles submicron in size.
the solution prevent microbes from entering the system in the first place
The Solution - Prevent microbes from entering the system in the first place.
  • For the first time ever allows for H.E.P.A. or near H.E.P.A. filtration of the return vents directly in the room and common areas of the structure.
  • New synthetic media with efficiencies to H.E.P.A. 99.97% @ .1 micron.
  • Soft flexible pad with a very low static pressure.
  • Easily installed and removed
  • Requires no retrofit to the HVAC main system.
  • Attach via double sided tape over every return vent.
  • Drastically reducing the transmission of the pathogen from one area of the facility to another.
  • Hospital Safe can turn hygiene standard in any facility to near clean room standards
  • Containment filters will keep the air particle free. If used on HVAC system in Afghanistan the filter will save thousands to tens of thousands of dollars in fuel cost.
  • SparGuard and containment filters save money in cleaning cost. Because SparGuard is so efficient, it is possible to lower the cost of your disinfectants.
  • Containment filters are so efficient there is a labor Savings Cost for cleaning. No dust less time cleaning.
  • Testing is available to show efficacy
contact information
Contact Information


Jimmy Morales


[email protected]

Our Commitment:

Solutions That Provide Value

qualities of sparguard
Qualities of SparGuard
  • Effectiveness -The molecule never depletes itself as all other antimicrobials do.
  • Durability – The product’s stable molecular structure results in a protectant that is often permanent for the life of the product. Due to its tenacious bonding properties to most substrates, only abrasion can remove SparGuard.
how does sparguard protection work
How Does SparGuard protection work?
  • The active ingredient in SparGuard adheres to all surfaces and is both colorless and odorless.
  • Think of SparGuard as a layer of electrically charged swords. When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the quaternary amine sword punctures the cell membrane and the remnants are then electrocuted.
  • Since nothing is transferred to the now dead cell, the antimicrobial does not lose it’s strength and the sword is now ready for the next cell to fall on it. (NOTE: Normal cleaning of the treated surfaces is necessary in order for the SparGuard antimicrobials to continue their effectiveness. Dirt buildup, paint, dead microbes, etc. will cover the treatment prohibiting it from killing microorganisms.)
how sparguard works
How SparGuard Works
  • SparGuardforms an almost permanent bond with the surface substrate.
  • A ‘wheat field’ of carbon shafts protects the surface from microbes.
  • Microbes are drawn to the ‘wheat field’ of shafts by the positively charged nitrogen atom.
  • The microbe’s cell wall is ruptured by the shafts.
  • A positive charge from the nitrogen atom delivers a fatal electrical charge to the cell wall of the microbe