Sanitized, disinfected and sporicidal articles, and processes for sanitizing, disinfecting and rendering objects sporicidal

Publication Date

August 10, 1999

Patent Number

US4978530A

Abstract

The invention discloses a method of preventing transmission of viral pathogens between a source of viral pathogens and a target of said viral pathogens comprising positioning between said source and said target a microporous membrane material comprising (1) a thermoplastic polymer or polytetrafluoroethylene and (2) a water- and oil-repellent fluorochemical compound which provides said membrane with oleophobic, hydrophobic and viral barrier properties.

Sanitized, disinfected and sporicidal articles, and processes for sanitizing, disinfecting and rendering objects sporicidal