Decontamination Efficacy Testing of COTS SteriFx Prodcuts for Mass Personnel and Casualty Decontamination
Final rept. 30 Sep 2009-29 Aug 2011
STERIFX INC SHREVEPORT LA
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SteriFx has a proprietary COTS technology that has a high potential to serve as a mass decontamination chemical that is very safe and consists of all GRAS components. Previous work has demonstrated efficacy against spores, and this study was conducted to confirm the safety of the product, better understand the interaction of the product with common military and first responder equipmentvehicles, and the capacity of the technology to inactivate viable spores of threat agents. There were no unexpected results that would make the technology unusable on equipmentvehicles, and that the product is no more corrosive than common solutions used in decontamination scenarios. The efficacy of the formulation in decontaminating anthrax spores is promising as it represents a truly safe for human skin contact decontaminating solution for mass casualties. Work is planned to strengthen the sporicidal activity of the formulation, test in the presence of an organic load, demonstrate activity on a human skin model, and to begin field trials.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare