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Bio Shield To Offer Agion Technologies' SilverClene24 - Disinfectant and Virucide To Emergency Response Market

Market leading odorless disinfectant and virucide inhibits growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi for up to 24 hours on treated surfaces

Agion Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of naturally safe silver-based antimicrobial solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with Bio Shield Tech, Hershey, PA, to sell SilverClene24 into the emergency response market. SilverClene24 is an EPA-registered spray-on disinfectant and virucide that has been proven effective in inhibiting the growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi on surfaces. SilverClene24 is an alternative to typical phenol-, ammonium- and chlorine-based hard surface disinfectants typically used within the healthcare industry and sanitizes hard surfaces 20 times faster than other leading disinfectants.

SilverClene24 is a very exciting product for the healthcare industry, said Jeff Trogolo, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer at Agion Technologies, Inc. Silver has been recognized as a powerful antimicrobial for centuries. This new product has many benefits over traditional cleaners including a residual kill lasting up to 24 hours after initial application. Countless studies have shown that dangerous organisms can live on surfaces such as countertops and bedrails for several days. Protecting patients and healthcare workers from these microbes begins with effective disinfection, and there is none more effective than SilverClene24.

Agion's SilverClene24 has been proven effective against a variety of dangerous organisms including antibiotic resistant bacteria such as Enterococcus facium (VRE) and Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), as well as HIV, Rhinovirus, Influenza, Poliovirus and Trichophyton mentagrophytes (athlete's foot fungus). SilverClene24 can kill bacteria in as little as 30 seconds and can eliminate viruses and fungus in 10 minutes.

The results of laboratory tests regarding the residual killing activity of SilverClene24 show that at 24 hours after initial application, there is a 99.99 percent reduction in bacteria. In addition to being effective for up to 24 hours, SilverClene24 is colorless, odorless, non-corrosive, non-flammable and does not produce irritating fumes. SilverClene24's trimodal process to reduce bacteria is silver-based, which reduces the potential for the development of antimicrobial resistance commonly encountered with many traditional disinfectants. This is particularly important in today's healthcare environments where microbial mutation and antibiotic resistance are major concerns in fighting disease. SilverClene24 is available in liquid spray form at

SilverClene24 is just one of many products available to healthcare institutions that feature innovative silver-based antimicrobial technology from Agion. Since 1997, Agion has engineered numerous applications for its innovative antimicrobial technology and today can be found in a variety of products designed to make healthcare environments cleaner including medical catheters, fibers and textiles used in bedding and drapes, faucets, mobile workstations, and keyboards.

About Agion Technologies

Agion Technologies, located in Wakefield, Massachusetts, is a leader in providing customized antimicrobial solutions based on naturally-occurring silver that continuously inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus. Agion's antimicrobial technology is used in the consumer products, construction, food and water, textiles, and healthcare industries and has been incorporated into a variety of products including cell phones, shoes, keyboards, pens, water filters, air conditioning and heating units, medical catheters, ice machines and faucet handles. The company also offers a disinfectant and virucide, SilverClene24, which has been proven effective against a variety of bacteria and viruses including HIV-1, Rhinovirus, Influenza, and Poliovirus. Agion's customers include many leading brands such as Motorola, AK Steel, DuPont, Honeywell, Adidas, Sanford/Paper Mate, Ice-O-Matic and Oster. Since the company's founding in 1997, Agion Technologies has led the market for naturally safe antimicrobial protection with support from private equity funds and strategic partners including BASF Venture Capital, H.B. Fuller Ventures, Emerald Technology Ventures, Motorola Ventures and Paladin Capital Group. For more information about Agion Technologies, visit

About Bio Shield Tech

Bio Shield Tech offers a range of antimicrobial healthcare and personal protection products for use in a variety of environments from homes to healthcare facilities and emergency response vehicles. Products include disinfectants, "hands free" antimicrobial gel dispensers, protective clothing and eyewear, specialty antimicrobial coatings, and more. The company is focused on the needs of EMT's, Paramedics, First responders, and other healthcare professionals. Bio Shield's deep involvement within the emergency vehicle industry has helped to pioneer the use of antimicrobial treated products and coatings in ambulance interiors. Bio Shield is committed to searching out the latest innovations and offering products that solve real world issues for germ protection and prevention.

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Elizabeth Flannery
Kel & Partners
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