Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 - Digital Citizens - Australia + NZ

As fears grow on bugs increasingly resistant to antibiotics, and therefore, unable to be treated or managed, effective and long-lasting germ protection is a critical part of reducing widespread outbreaks and limiting potential fatalities due to a pandemic.

48 New Zealanders have recently tested positive to carrying the bacteria known as carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE), up from 33 people last year. It was found in just 30 people in the six years from 2009 to 2014. 

Original Biotechnology

Biotechnology is best understood as the exploitation of biological processes for industrial and other purposes, especially the genetic manipulation of microorganisms. ZOONO® biotechnology has created an antimicrobial agent that kills microorganisms or stops their growth – and it’s highly effective, as proven by over 100 tests performed in independent laboratories worldwide.

ZOONO® are an ASX-listed, NZ-based company which has been quietly taking on the world over the last two decades. Their sought-after exclusive revolutionary technology has created an antibacterial range that is alcohol-free, non-toxic, safer for kids, plants and animals and kills 99% of pathogens.

Their skin products stay working for up to 24 hours, surface products up to 30 days and fabric products up to 90 days. Their newly-launched ZOONO® Laundry Guard protects fabrics as an in-wash treatment for up to 90 days, or 30 washes. This new product is particularly important in the management of contagious illness, as even if linen, towels and other items are washed separately, pathogens survive the wash cycle and linger in the washing machine.

The benefit of using ZOONO® products are that they are the ultimate in germ prevention – they kill 99.9% of germs, are long-lasting and offer preventative self-care unlike any other antimicrobial range.

Their range offers unique long-lasting protection for skin, surface and textiles, proven by over 100 independent laboratory tests around the world.


How Does ZOONO® Work?

ZOONO® is an especially effective range of antimicrobial protection as it kills pathogens by a mechanical process – not a chemical one. The Zoono range uses its unique biotechnology to harness biomolecular processes to develop the most effective and long-lasting germ protection products in the worldwide market.

ZOONO® uses a molecule first developed by German scientists in the early 1900s to stop algae from building up on the hulls of submarines and ships. The molecule also effectively kills bacteria, viruses, fungi and mould, including Norovirus, making it an ideal solution in the prevention of germs spreading.

"Independent third-party testing shows it is still killing bacteria at 99.24%, even after 24 hours," stated Zoono’s Company Microbiologist Dr Mark Phelps..

The molecule destroys germs through a mechanical process rather than poisoning or dehydrating them, which makes it safe for children and pets, and non-toxic, a rare find compared to alternative antibacterial brands which contain alcohol.

ZOONO® 's unique technology kills by a 'mechanical‘ process rather than via poison or dehydration (alcohol).

A layer of positively charged molecular pins bonds to the surface and attracts then destroys negatively charged pathogens by rupturing the pathogen cell.

The protective 'pins' on the surface remain intact and effective for up to 30 days.

The germ cell is stopped dead in its tracks, the same way a balloon pops.

Disruptive Inventors

ZOONO® CEO, Paul Hyslop says, "We’re a disruptive inventor. Our product works when it has dried, not just when it is wet. Our business model is to make much less product of a non-toxic variety, which is used sparingly but lasts a long time. In terms of preventing the spread of pathogens, our products are the gold standard, which is why so many hospitals, labs, childcare centres and food manufacturing customers choose ZOONO®.

“However important building immunity is, not everyone has the time to get sick, or have the kids sick. ZOONO® offers an extra line of defence against a daily onslaught of germs. And as antibiotic resistance continues to rattle the medical industry worldwide, prevention is key to avoid pandemics," says Hyslop.

Who Are ZOONO®?

Because of their unique technology, ZOONO® products are sought-after by hospitals, laboratories, surgeries and food/beverage facilities all over the world. Originally launched as a commercial antibacterial range, demand led to the launch of their customer-focused range which has had huge uptake, with their alcohol-free Hand Sanitiser fast becoming a cult product.

It is regularly touted by well-known Australasian Instagram influencers such as With The Whittakers, Just Another Mummy, The OCD by Christine and personalities such as Niki Bezzant (Healthy Food Guide magazine) and Ally McManus (Wellbeing magazine).

ZOONO® has many customers around the world, such as CVS Pharmacy, Walmart and Amazon in the USA and MITIE in the UK who are supplying products and services to the likes of Rolls Royce, Land Rover Jaguar, banks and several airports throughout the UK. Fonterra’s head office in NZ, along with 400 local childcare centers in NZ and Australia, along with several household names in food manufacturing and processing also use ZOONO® products.

ZOONO® is now used in several hospitals in South Korea and the Shimamura stores in Japan and have several new customers across the Middle East and India as the products are alcohol-free (Halal).

With a headquarters in Auckland and offices in The United Kingdom, sells its products at 8,000 retail outlets in the USA and South Korea, including through Amazon in the US. They are currently experiencing significant growth in markets such as the UK and EU, Canada, the Middle East, China, Japan, ASEAN Countries and continue to sell in leaps and bounds throughout the United States. ZOONO® products are manufactured in Auckland, New Zealand.

ZOONO® is exclusively sold online, at and
Priced from AUD$7.99 and NZD$9.99.

ZOONO® products are backed by science, and tested in independent, accredited, GLP Laboratories all around the world. ZOONO® products have been proven in over 100 laboratory tests to kill or deactivate a variety of bacteria, viruses, mould, fungi and algae. They are the original leaders in germ defence innovation worldwide.


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