With the publicity concerning MRSA and other antibiotic resistant bacteria, we would like to briefly address this issue as it relates to Momar’s hard surface disinfectants and sanitizers. The classic definition of an antibiotic is a substance produced by one organism that inhibits the growth of another organism. Antibiotics possess specific cellular targets within the organism such as a particular site on an enzyme.
To use the analogy of a “lock and key” mechanism, antibiotics fit like a key into a lock to perform their purpose. As with a lock and key mechanism, minor changes in the lock will make the key useless; a single mutation on an organism can make it resistant to an antibiotic rendering the antibiotic ineffective.
Unlike antibiotics, the specialized antimicrobial agents used in Momar’s hard surface disinfectants and sanitizers are not specific in their microbial attack mechanism. Momar disinfectants and sanitizers oxidize, denature, and attack organisms in multiple ways.
Using our “lock and key” analogy, the antimicrobial agents used in Momar disinfectants and sanitizers are equivalent to battering rams. If you were to use a battering ram to open a door, a small change in the door lock would not lessen the effect of the battering ram. Similarly, a single mutation in an organism will not make it resistant to the antimicrobial agents used in Momar disinfectants and sanitizers. The following table lists Momar products with approved claims against antibiotic resistant bacteria.
ARSE = Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis
GRSA = Glycopeptide Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MRSA = Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MRSE= Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis
PRSP = Penicillin Resistant Streptococcus pneumonia
TRE = Tetracycline Resistant Escherichia coli
TRPA = Tetracycline Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
VISA = Vancomycin Intermediate Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
VRE = Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis
As a side note, there have been a growing number of cases involving a rare form of drug resistant Tuberculosis (TB). Four Momar products are EPA registered with claims against TB: Ready-Set-Go!, Wipe Out!, E-Lemon-Ator aerosol, and Genie aerosol.
Momar disinfectants and sanitizers are the best in the industry and effective against the toughest “super bugs”. Proper use of Momar disinfectants and sanitizers in hospitals, schools, offices, and eating establishments can eliminate super bugs before they infect people. Once super bugs are inside the human body, the means of treatment are limited because of the growing resistance to antibiotics. An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure.