Biofilms are complex, dynamic groupings of bacteria. Unlike many bacteria that exist in the planktonic (floating) stage, biofilms exist in the attached heterogeneous state. Although biofilms are positive in some environments, they can cause health issues, efficiency issues, and equipment damage. Thus, it is important to find a way to eliminate the harmful biofilms. One difficulty is that biofilms actually protect bacteria against many antimicrobial agents. This is where the Kimberly-Clark technology comes in. This technology consists mostly of compositions either for cleaning or inhibiting the attachment of microbes to surfaces, both skin and hard surfaces. A few of the many key advantages and possible applications are listed below.

Key Advantages:

  • Offers kill or non-kill technology
  • Claims cover skin and hard surfaces
  • Allows for improved cleaning efficacy in comparison to other cleansing products
  • Offers multiple release of active agents in order to have an extended period of effective treatment

Possible Applications:

  • Bandages
  • Industrial wipes
  • HVAC systems
  • Cleaning Solutions

Patent Offering:

  • US 8318654
  • US 8551517 (and counterparts in AU, BR, DE, EP, GB, KR, and MX)
  • WO2015/153119 (and US counterpart)
  • WO2016/048413 (and counterparts in AU, BR, EP, KR, MX, and US)
  • WO2016/065609
  • WO2016/018473 (and US counterpart)
  • WO2016/160006
  • WO2016/018475 (and US counterpart)
  • WO2016/018474 (and US counterpart)