Recent outbreaks of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Norovirus, MRSA, and other communicable diseases have heightened the need for an effective, but safe, easy-to-use disinfectant solution that takes the guess work out of disinfecting. With the number of novel viruses expected to grow each year and as pathogens become more resistant and mobile, it is critical for sports facilities to have a plan in place and a disinfection system to depend on.
How Hard Is It To Get Rid of Germs?
The CURIS System achieves a 6-log reduction of even the hardest to kill bacterial spores such as C. diff. According to the Spaulding scale shown below, the Coronavirus requires a 3-log reduction. While COVID-19 is a strain of the Coronavirus, it is a new strain and doesn’t have a kill claim for this particular strain.
Don’t Just Clean Your Athletic Facility; Disinfect Them With Confidence
Traditional cleaning is plagued by the re-growth of germs due to:
(1) Not enough dwell time to kill germs with spray and wipe techniques. According to a survey conducted in 2008 by the Oxford Academic IC, only 35% of janitorial staff surveyed followed the right dwell times for target pathogens.
(2) Human error and improper disinfectant technique. Up to 50% of surface areas are missed when cleaning and wiping with traditional spray and rag methods according to ISSA (2014).
Proper disinfectant not only stops outbreaks in their tracks but proactively stops the spread of germs.
Choose a better disinfectant method and go beyond cleaning, sanitizing, and even disinfection processes with a 6-log reduction of pathogens, scientifically designed to destroy even the highest level of germs.
*Kills a harder-to-kill pathogen than SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19); Meets EPA guidance for an emerging viral pathogen claim
CURoxide™ has been added to the EPA’s Lists N and K
About Log Reduction
Log reduction is a method of expressing large numbers used for disinfectant testing.
- 1 Log Reduction = Number of germs is 10 times smaller
- 2 Log Reduction = Number of germs is 100 times smaller
- 3 Log Reduction = Number of germs is 1,000 times smaller
- 4 Log Reduction = Number of germs is 10,000 times smaller
- 5 Log Reduction = Number of germs is 100,000 times smaller
- 6 Log Reduction = Number of germs is 1,000,000 times smaller
Not All Disinfectants Are Created Equal
The highest percentage used to discuss the percentage of a given pathogen killed by a particular disinfectant is 99.9999% (a 6-log reduction). CURIS is the only disinfectant device approved by the EPA to kill C. diff spores in a tri-part soil load at a 6-log reduction.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The CURIS System was specifically designed for portability and for use in a multitude of athletic settings from locker rooms to large arenas. Although comparatively small in size, the CURIS fogger device is powerful enough to easily treat sealed spaces.
The CURIS patented Pulse Mist TM Technology allows the fog/mist to achieve maximum efficacy by maintaining an optimal filled space creating a consistent dwell time. Every chemical solution has a dwell time; fogging is no exception. Too little contact and efficacy suffers. Too much and surfaces are soaked.
As each space differs in size, contents, and targeted pathogens, there is no simple answer to this question. That said the CURIS System uses up to 30% less solution than other options on the market due to its’ patented Pulse Mist TM Technology and the consistent droplet size produced.
Yes, the CURIS system solution has been tested extensively and is subjected to continual testing for manual compatibility.
A room in the process of dry-fogging can only be entered if using PPE equipment. The CURIS System will monitor the stage of treatment via the CURIS App and alert you when it is safe to re-enter the space/room/facilityl.
There really isn’t an average disinfectant time as each athletic facility and space has unique needs, requirements, and challenges. For instance, treating a small training room will take less time than treating a large, indoor basketball court.
The CURIS solution is a hospital-grade disinfectant that uses low-level, 7% hydrogen-peroxide to effectively eliminate harmful pathogens, safely.
While the CURIS Fogger Device could be used to dry-fog with another disinfecting solution, the efficacy of the 6-log pathogen kill rate is only achievable when the CURIS technology and solution are used together. The efficacy and outcome cannot be guaranteed when other non-CURIS solutions are used to disinfect.
There is a massive selection of disinfectant products on the market, but there are many pitfalls in depending upon them to successfully and thoroughly eradicate serious infections in often-complicated athletic facility settings. Relying on them exclusively cannot safeguard your athletic facilities effectively.
Chemicals such as ammoniums and bleach:
- Are most often not applied correctly
- Often require a secondary step of rinsing
- May corrode surfaces
- Can be toxic to the applicator
- Often leave behind toxic residue and odor
- Can be deadly if mixed
- May contribute to resistant strains of emerging pathogens
The CURIS device and solution is made in the United States.
CURoxide™ has demonstrated effectiveness against Clostridioides difficile, a spore forming organism, on hard, non-porous surfaces. Spores are the most difficult form of microorganism to kill according to the hierarchy of microorganisms and their resistance to disinfectants. Therefore, CURoxide™ can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Clostridioides difficile on hard, non-porous surfaces.