Acta Scientific Microbiology

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 7

Antimicrobial Effect Using Air Catalyst Called Health Bright in Healthcare Facility: A 3-Year Analyzing Report

Ikuma Kasuga1,2,3,4*, Yoshimi Yokoe1, Sanae Gamo1, Tomoko Sugiyama1, Maiko Noguchi1, Michiyo Tokura1, Mayumi Okayama1, Nariko Ohmori1, Yoshitsugu Takeda5, Takeshi Sato6, Itto Nakashima7, Kazuyo Wakabayashi7, Shigeru Yamamoto7 and Osamu Ohtsubo2,8

1Healthcare Center, Shinjuku Oiwake Clinic and Ladies Branch, Seikokai, Tokyo, Japan
2Department of Nursing, Faculty of Human Care, Tohto University, Saitama, Japan
3Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
4Life Redesign College, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
5Healthcare Center, Shinjuku Oiwake Clinic Itabashi Branch, Seikokai, Tokyo, Japan
6Healthcare Center, Healthport Clinic, Seikokai, Fukuoka, Japan
7Seikokai Healthcare Center, Tokyo, Japan
8Kenkoigaku Association, Tokyo, Japan

*Corresponding Author: Ikuma Kasuga, Director and Professor, Healthcare Center, Shinjuku Oiwake Clinic and Ladies Branch, Seikokai, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

Received: May 17, 2024; Published: June 11, 2024

Abstract

Background: Air catalyst is a new antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal technology and has recently been used widely in our country. However, it is unclear whether they are actually effective in the facility and is also unclear the duration of its effect.

Material and Methodology: In our healthcare facility, we used a product called Health Bright® and this liquid substance was sprayed to coat every part of the facility. After that, we measured and monitored the amount of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in each coated place for a 3-year period.

Results: The ATP amount in each room before Health Bright® coating showed approximately 2000 – 8000 relative light unit (RLU). However, its amount decreased the day after the coating in all room. The ATP amount still keep low after 6 months, 1 year, 2 year and 3 year compared to that of before treatment. Of note is it showed less than 500 RLU in endoscopy room.

Conclusion: Our current data demonstrated the possible efficacy of air catalyst against virus, bacteria and fungus in the healthcare facility. We also showed its effect to maintain at least 3 years after coating.

Recommendation: Another assay for the measurement of microbial amount will be recommended to confirm our current result.

Keywords: Air; Catalyst; Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP); Virus; Bacteria

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Citation

Citation: Ikuma Kasuga., et al. “Antimicrobial Effect Using Air Catalyst Called Health Bright in Healthcare Facility: A 3-Year Analyzing Report".Acta Scientific Microbiology 7.7 (2024): 10-16.

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Copyright: © 2024 Ikuma Kasuga., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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