Biofilms, detected in seconds, eliminated in minutes
We provide innovative solutions for the detection, removal and prevention of biofilms in the food processing industry.
Biofilms are groups of microorganisms in which cells stick to each other and to a surface. These adherent cells become embedded within a slimy extracellular matrix that is comprised of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). The cells within the biofilm produce the EPS components which are typically a polymeric conglomeration of extracellular polysaccharides, proteins and DNA. Because they have a three-dimensional structure, and represent a community lifestyle for microorganisms, they have been metaphorically described as “cities for microbes”
A biofilm is a complex community of microorganisms which provides a safe haven and that facilitates their multiplication of these microorganisms in the biofilm. Mature biofilms constitute a major source of critical contamination and concern for the food processing industry and once a factory presents with symptoms of biofilms, they are extremely difficult to eliminate due to their high resistance to disinfectants.
Biofilms can be found wherever bacteria can be found.
Biofilms increase the risk of contamination and are can cause food borne diseases as well product losses due to spoilage. They can also alter the production surfaces, for example they can affect efficacy of heat transfer technology and can cause corrosion.
BIOFILM REMOVE have collaborated with the Independent University of Barcelona as well as various scientific centres to understand biofilms and more importantly, how to detect and eliminate them. The products are effective scientifically proven. Created for scientists by scientists.