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AVT TANCS Steam Vapor points to peer-reviewed research on biofilm

March 12, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

EVERETT, WA — In response to recent research about the challenge of controlling biofilm, Advanced Vapor Technologies (AVT) is disseminating a link to peer-reviewed research in the American Journal of Infection Control:

Biofilms on environmental surfaces: Evaluation of the disinfection efficacy of a novel steam vapor system − http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(11)01317-4/abstract.

The research conducted by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, demonstrates the ability of TANCS steam vapor to eradicate biofilm in a “3-second steam treatment” with >99.95 % killing efficiency.

The study also noted that lessthan one second of applied TANCS steam vapor equaled “10-ppm sodium hypochlorite (bleach) for 10-20 minutes of contact time.”

About Advanced Vapor Technologies

Advanced Vapor Technologies (AVT) is the maker of proprietary, water-only steam vapor cleaning and disinfection systems. AVT systems reduce health risks associated with typical chemical cleaners, eradicate a wide range of bacteria and pathogens, improve indoor environmental quality and help prevent indoor hazards and surface degradation associated with chemical use. TANCS® disinfection - http://www.advap.com/tancs a registered trademark of Advanced Vapor Technologies (AVT) - is many times more effective than standard chemical disinfectants, without the associated risks to people, the environment, and surfaces.