Technology & Efficacy

Zoono’s “physical kill” replaces the need for dangerous poisons, chemicals and alcohol. This method of rupturing the cell means the cell cannot mutate, preventing the development of superbugs.

Zoono is colourless, odourless, non-leaching, environmentally safe, non-corrosive and whilst completely for humans and animals, it is deadly for a wide range of bacteria and mould.

Zoono does not contain aggressive chemicals, and liquid Zoono is classed as low toxicity

COVID-19 Status

Zoono Z-71 Microbe Shield Surface Sanitiser is an effective protectant for hard surfaces against germs, bacteria and COVID-19. TGA Approved (ARTG 224480).

Other Countries
USA – Zoono Microbe Shield is effective as an antimicrobial surface protectant. Environmental Protection Authority.
Canada –Z-71 Microbe Shield is effective as a protectant for use in domestic, food premises, hospitals and healthcare, institutional and industrial premises and barns. Health Canada.

When applied to a surface by spraying, wiping or ‘fogging’; Zoono leaves behind a mono-molecular layer that permanently bonds to the surface. These molecules are antimicrobial, silane based polymers that covalently bond to the surface forming a barrier of positively charged microscopic pins.

The positively charged microscopic pins attract and pierce negatively charged pathogens. The pins rupture the cell walls. This causes the pathogen to break up with lethal effect. The layer of molecular antimicrobial pins carries on working for up to 30 days on surfaces*. Routine cleaning can continue and does not disrupt the Zoono molecule or its antimicrobial activity.

Note: Duration of action on skin and surfaces against COVID-19 has not been established.

ZOONO INGREDIENTS

Zoono products use purified, deionized water & an antimicrobial compound.

We use a Quaternary Ammonium Compound – these are commonly used antibacterial agents found in products such as toothpaste, contact lens products, cosmetics, soaps.

While our quaternary ammonium compound originates from natural sand the process is synthetic.

Our trade secret lies in the technology behind the quaternary ammonium compound which enables Zoono to stay active and continue killing pathogens for long periods of times.

HOW ZOONO WORKS

Zoono works by the formation of a molecular layer of covalently bound biocidal molecules based around silicone polymer chemistry.

The simplest analogy is that antimicrobial “spikes” are formed on the surface that are highly positively charged and as a result of this charge, the negatively charged molecular structure of microorganisms are attracted to the “spikes” and the cell wall and membrane is lysed; the organism is then killed and the process continues.

WHY ANTIMICROBIAL PROTECTION IS IMPORTANT

It is now widely acknowledged that the environment and surfaces are a significant source of microbiological contamination and is considered as a major vehicle for harmful microorganisms to cause infection (cross-infection). Bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts contaminate surfaces and in fact can form bio-films that are extremely resilient to hygiene processes i.e. cleaning and disinfection. Harmful microorganisms can be transferred by cross contamination via touch or the air in the form of aerosols (in water droplets) or generally as single cells or “clumps”.
Aerial contamination is especially significant for viral infection but also for other infections such as those caused by spores such as Clostridium difficile. Bacteria can also be found in water systems such as E.coli and Pseudomonas spp. Each species, family of microorganisms can have its own unique mode of transmission and portal of entry, also people that are more vulnerable with low immunity, the very young and very old can be especially vulnerable but there are a plethora microorganisms “pathogens” that are capable of infection any person for example Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), norovirus, Aspergillus niger and extremely pathogenic viruses such as Ebola. However, patients that are immune-suppressed, have open wounds or who are generally ill at any age are more susceptible.

WHERE TO USE ZOONO

Any environments where germs are present and likely to pose a threat. Zoono currently is successfully used in buildings, vehicles, shipping, homes and hospitals where there is a risk of infection. Routine liquid disinfectants only work when the surface is wet, once the disinfectant is wiped off or dried it is no longer capable if killing any further potentially harmful microorganisms that recontaminate that surface, in fact the surface becomes contaminated to the same levels as before disinfection within 1 – 2 hours. This is the reason why Zoono technology is the next generation biocide because it is also water-based and has a low toxicity level so does not require any special precautionary considerations such as the more toxic and corrosive biocides, which is why it can also be used in the home.

Germs, bacteria, fungi, and viruses can be found anywhere in everyday life. With our broad range of Zoono products, you can be protected at work, at play, on-the-go and in all areas of the home.

Zoono technology is used by well known trusted companies across a range of industries including manufacturing, medicine, science, agriculture, viticulture, finance, FMCG, IT, entertainment, hospitality, catering, transport, child care and livestock.

HOW TO APPLY & HOW OFTEN TO USE ZOONO

EFFICACY & TESTING

Zoono conforms to regulations from around the world and has passed PAS 2424, EN13697, EN1276, EN1650 amongst many more antimicrobial efficacy tests.

The following tests supports the efficacy of Zoono technology.

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PROVEN TO REMAIN ACTIVE ON SKIN FOR 24 HOURS

Untreated vs. Zoono treated hands over 24 hours:

Coloured bars indicate pathogen growth on untreated hands
Note: virtually non-existent growth on treated hands

PROVEN AGAINST A RANGE OF PATHOGENS ON SURFACES

PROVEN AGAINST A RANGE OF PATHOGENS ON FABRICS

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 
Apiam Animal Health Limited ACN 604 961 024 

INTRODUCTION
Apiam Animal Health Limited and each of its subsidiaries ('Apiam', ‘our’, 'we' or 'us') take your privacy and security very seriously. We respect your rights to privacy under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Act”) and we comply with all of the Act’s requirements in respect of the collection, management and disclosure of your personal information. This policy relates only to the personal information management practices of Apiam. Personal information means information which identifies you as an individual, or from which your identity can reasonably be ascertained. This Policy describes how we collect, store, use and disclose personal information and also explains your rights to access and correct that information or make a complaint about our handling of our personal information (regardless of the form of the information and whether the information is true or not). This policy does not relate to personal information held about current or former employees of Apiam.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We only collect personal information if it is necessary for one of our functions or activities. The type of personal information we collect will depend on the reason for collection. Generally, the types of personal information we collect will include name, contact details and records of communication with us.In addition, we collect information relating to:
Veterinary clients and/or retail customers

  • information about your pet or animal ownership details; insurance details (if applicable) for the treatment of your pet or animal;
  • details of the products and services you have purchased from us or which you have enquired about, together with any additional information necessary to deliver those products and services and to respond to your enquiries;
  • marketing preferences, including the type of marketing materials you wish to receive and the method of delivery (email, SMS, direct mail, or other);
  • responses to customer satisfaction, service development, quality control and research surveys and similar activities;
  • any additional information relating to you that you provide to us directly through our websites or indirectly through use of our websites or online presence, through our representatives or otherwise; and information you provide to us through our customer surveys or visits by our representatives from time to time.
  • We may also be required to collect your personal information under State and Territory veterinary surgeons’ legislation.

Job applicants

  • employment and academic histories and the names of referees. We will collect this information directly from organisations that provide recruitment related services to us, and from third parties who provide job applications with professional or personal references.
    We will also collect information, including names and contact details, about:
  • people involved in or through organisation that we support;
  • our suppliers (this information is collected for business-related purposes but contains some limited personal information such as contact details of the people that we liaise with);
  • people who correspond with us, including through our website, in which case we may keep a copy of that correspondence and relevant contact details; and
  • people who request information updates about us through our mailing list.

WEBSITE ANALYTICS 
To improve your experience on our website, we may use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry-standard and most major websites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on our computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website. Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. By using our websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy. 

HOW WE COLLECT AND HOLD PERSONAL INFORMATION 
Where it is reasonable and practicable to do so, we collect personal information directly from you when you correspond or register your details with us, when you present your pet or animal for treatment at one of our clinics or provide feedback to us. Depending on the nature of our interaction with you, we may collect personal information from third parties – for example, information about job applications is collected in manner set out above; where new veterinary practices join the Apiam group and from organisations with whom we have an affiliation. Apiam may also collect personal information about individual veterinary surgeons (for example where other veterinary surgeons are also involved in the care of an animal), contractors and other individuals who interact with us. This information is generally collected for administration and management purposes. We hold personal information in hard copy (paper) or electronic form. If you provide information to us electronically, we retain this information in our computer systems and databases. Information held in electronic form is generally held on servers controlled by Apiam or on servers controlled by third parties under contractual arrangement with Apiam in Australia. Apiam uses physical security, password protection and other measures to ensure that personal information stored in electronic form is protected from misuse, interference and loss; and from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. Personal information collected in hard copy (paper) form may be converted to electronic form. Information held in paper-based form is generally securely stored at our veterinary clinics, or our head office. Apiam uses physical security and other measures to ensure that personal information in hard copy form is protected from misuse, interference and loss; and from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.

WHY WE COLLECT, HOLD AND USE PERSONAL INFORMATION 
We may use personal information for the primary purpose for which it is collected (e.g. the provision of our veterinary services) or for purposes related to the primary purpose where it would be reasonably expected that we would use the information in such a way, or in other limited circumstances as set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). We collect, hold and use your personal information to:

  • to provide safe and effective veterinary care to your pet or animal;
  • to provide products and services to you and to send communications requested by you;
  • to answer enquiries and provide information or advice about existing and new products or services;
  • to communicate with you about upcoming appointments, health checks, vaccination schedules and other related veterinary care matters;
  • ▪ to manage, monitor, plan and evaluate our services;
  • for safety and quality assurance and improvement activities;
  • for testing and maintenance of information technology systems;
  • for product and service development, quality control and research to improve the way Apiam and its service provides provide products and services to us and you;
  • to seek your feedback in relation to customer satisfaction and our relationship with you and perform research and statistical analysis using such feedback;
  • to correspond with people who have contacted us, and deal with feedback;
  • to recruit and assess potential employees;
  • for marketing (including direct marketing), planning, product or service development, quality control and research purposes of Apiam and its related bodies corporate;
  • to maintain and update our records;
  • to comply with any law, rule, regulation, lawful and binding determination, decision or direction of a regulator, or in co-operation with any governmental authority of any country;
  • to answer your questions, provide you with information or advice (including general pet health advice) or consider and respond to requests or complaints made by you.

WHY WE DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION 
We may not disclose personal information to third parties unless we are permitted to do so by law or we have obtained consent to do so. We may disclose personal information for the primary purpose for which it is collected or for purposes related to the primary purpose where it would be reasonably be expected that we would use the information in such a way. Third parties we may disclose personal information to include:

  • Veterinary care professionals (for example, veterinary pathologists) in the course of the provision of veterinary care to your pet or animal (where this is consistent with our veterinary surgeons' legal and professional obligations);
  • Data analysts, IT service providers and our advisors including our professional advisors (including legal and financial advisors);
  • Financial institutions involved with administering billing (including administration of insurance and other third-party payment arrangements) and debt recovery; and
  • Government agencies.
  • We take steps to ensure that our service providers are obliged to protect the privacy and security of personal information and use it only for the purpose for which it is disclosed.

OVERSEAS DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION 
Unless we have your consent, or an exception under the Australian Privacy Principles applies, we will only disclose your personal information to overseas recipients where we have taken reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipient does not breach the Australian Privacy Principles in relation to your personal information. We may use cloud computing services or data storage located overseas in which case information may be stored, under our control, on computer servers located outside of Australia.
ACCESSING AND CORRECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can request access to your personal information held by us, or request that it be corrected, by contacting us at the address below.Where we hold information that you are entitled to access, we will try to provide you with suitable means of accessing it (for example, by mailing or emailing it to you). There may be instances where we cannot grant you access to the personal information we hold. For example, we may need to refuse access if granting access would interfere with the privacy of others or if it would result in a breach of confidentiality. If that happens, we will give you written reasons for any refusal. If you believe that personal information we hold about you is incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate, then you may request that we amend it. We will consider if the information requires amendment. If we do not agree that there are grounds for amendment then we will add a note to the personal information stating that you disagree with it.

DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION 
Apiam take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your personal information where it is no longer required. Personal information which forms part of our veterinary surgeons' treatment records must be maintained in accordance with legislative and professional requirements.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT HANDLING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION 
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or how your personal information has been handled by Apiam, you may contact us at any time. The contact details for the Apiam Privacy Officer are set out below under 'Contacting Us'. We will consider and respond to your complaint within a reasonable period. If you are not satisfied with our response to a complaint, or you consider that Apiam may have breached the Australian Privacy Principles or the Privacy Act, you are entitled to make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner can be contacted by telephone on 1300 363 992. Full contact details for the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner can be found online at www.oaic.gov.au.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY 
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. This Privacy Policy is in addition to any other terms and conditions applicable to the web site. Any updated versions of this privacy policy will be posted on our website and will be effective upon posting. Please review it regularly.

CONTACTING US 
You may contact us in relation to this Privacy Policy or your personal information as follows:

  • Call us: (03) 5445 5999
  • Email: privacy*apiam.com.au
  • In Writing: The Privacy Officer – Apiam, PO Box 2388, Bendigo DC, Vic 3554

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Apiam Animal Health
27-33 Piper Lane
East Bendigo Victoria Australia 3550

*Report on file. The information and recommendations set out in this website are no substitute for professional or expert advice and are based on tests and data believed to be reliable at the time of publication. Results may vary, as the use and application of the products is beyond our control and may be subject to climatic, geographical or biological variables, and/or developed resistance. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Apiam Animal Health Limited disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to any warranty that the information is up-to-date, complete, true, legally compliant, accurate, non-misleading or suitable. Zoono is a registered trademark of Zoono NZ.