Viruses are divided into families on the basis of size, symmetry, type of nucleicacid genome ribonucleic acid (RNA) or deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)) and mode of replication. Viruses of different families vary in their resistance to disinfectants, enveloped viruses usually being more sensitive than non-enveloped viruses. ENVIROTECH + has been shown to have broad spectrum virucidal activity against both enveloped and naked RNA/DNA viruses. ENVIROTECH + (which is based on a polyhexamide oligomer) was as shown tobe active against a range of medically
important viruses including Herpes simplex type 1 (Herpesviridae), InfluenzaHong Kong Virus (Orthomyxoviridae) and Vaccinia (Poxviridae).
ENVIROTECH + has also been shown to be highly effective against a virusassociated with gastroenteritis (Rotavirus) and also a range of bird and animal viruses including Herpes virus, Coronavirus, Poxvirus and Parvovirus. Specifically, ENVIROTECH + has been shown to be active against Foot and Mouth Virus(Picornaviridae) and pathogenic Avian influenza virus (both H7N1 and H5N1).