What is a recent finding regarding the roles of HOCl?

Recent evidence points to an essential role for HOCl in initiating the formation of and participating in Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NET) that are involved in killing of pathogens outside the confines of phagocytic vacuoles (Brinkmann et al., 2004; Palmer et al., 2012). Another strong case for HOCl as an attractive option for reliable, safe, high-level disinfection within institutional settings (Al Haq et al. 2012, Thorn et al., 2012). HOCl has shown potent efficacy as a chemical sterilant against resistant spore-forms of key indicator microbes (Loshon, Melly, Setlow and Setlow, 2001). These and other hygienic use claims have received regulatory approval in the US and the European Union, including approval by USDA for use of HOCl produced on-site as a final food safety rinse for a variety of agricultural products (USDA-Food Safety and Inspection Service, 2017).

Is hypochlorous acid allowed for use in an organic production and handling program in farming?

Organic farming is a method of crop and livestock production that involves much more than choosing not to use pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics, and growth hormones. The technology can be integrated with existing systems such as fogging and irrigation pumps. As a biocide it can be introduced directly into irrigation systems by metered dosing, applied directly to surfaces for sterilisation, or added to the water used for post-harvest pathogen control. NeoPure eradicates biofilm in pipes or on surfaces, as well as mould and fungi without the toxic effects of harsh chemicals. We believe that mimicking nature’s own way of protecting plants can provide the answer to cost-efficient synthesis of effective crop protection chemicals.

How is Hypochlorous Acid used in pharmaceutical manufacturing?

Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) can be used to maintain sterile environments for pharmaceutical manufacturing.  HOCl dislodges biofilm and disinfects pipes for clean-in-place (CIP) systems. Hypochlorous acid dislodges biofilm and disinfects pipes. HOCl can be used for cold sterilization of equipment and instruments.

How is Hypochlorous Acid used in hospitals?

HOCl can replace toxic concentrated chemicals for cleaning and disinfecting rooms and common areas.  Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) can be used to sanitize linens.  HOCl can be applied via air conditioners or foggers to broadly disinfect rooms and the air. HOCl can be used in the hospital kitchen as a no-rinse sanitizer to clean and disinfect all contact surfaces and kitchenware.

How is Hypochlorous Acid used in the meat and livestock industry?

Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is safe on animals and has many applications for livestock and meat processing. Hypochlorous acid can be applied to living areas to maintain clean and sanitized environments.  HOCl is used for sanitizing raw carcusses as a no-rinse sanitizer for processing. HOCl can be applied via hoses or foggers to broadly sanitize large areas.

How is Hypochlorous Acid used in the poultry industry?

Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is shown to be safe on animals and has many applications in the poultry industry including hatcheries, broiler houses and processing. HOCl can be applied to eggs in hatcheries via misting and is cleared by FDA FCN 1811. Hypochlorous acid can be applied via sprinklers and misters to maintain a sanitized environment for chickens, increasing growth rates and decreasing feed to growth ratios. HOCl can be used to sanitize whole or processed chickens as a no-rinse sanitizer.

How is Hypochlorous Acid used in produce processing?

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) replaces water in produce washers for cleaning and sanitizing fruits and vegetables as a no-rinse sanitizer and prolongs the shelf-life. HOCl is used to sanitize equipment and work areas.

How does Hypochlorous Acid keep the body safe from bacteria?

Keeping the body safe from bacteria without using harmful toxic chemicals is a delicate balancing act, but we have the SOLUTION. When bacteria enter the body, neutrophils – a type of white blood cell – are released from the bloodstream and, via a chemotaxis process, migrate to the bacteria. The neutrophils surround the bacteria and release an enzyme, NADPH oxidase, which is usually dormant in the body, but is activated when the body is under threat. This decays to produce hydrogen peroxide, which reacts with sodium chloride to produce HOCl and sodium hydroxide. The HOCl then kills invasive organisms through the myeloperoxidase-mediated peroxidation of chloride ions. .

Keeping the body safe from bacteria

What is the Science and Clinical Application for wounds?

Chronic or Mixed Wounds ( ischemic component), Surgical Wounds, Septic Trauma Wounds, Burn wounds, Infection management in acute and chronic wounds, Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), Microbial wound management, preparation of patients for sepsis, Postsurgical wounds, First-degree and second-degree burns, Grafted and donor sites, pressure ulcers, VLUs, Burns and Wound irrigation.