Fantex is a proven conceptual compound developed to fight bacteria and infectious diseases.
All in One Medical pioneered the manufacture and supply of disposable curtains and blinds, coated and impregnated with a biocide to quickly kill a broad range of bacteria and viruses to reduce the risk of cross infection of patients, hospital carers and family visitors. Various coatings were used with differing levels of success. This led us to investigate, design and develop a new generation of biocides.
The outcome has been far more profound: We have successfully developed a new world-leading generation of polymeric biocides. Fantex has been deployed in a large number of leading teaching hospitals across the world, helping to ensure lower infection rates in complex environments throughout hospitals, including A&E Intensive Care, Paediatrics and Oncology.
"The outcome has been far more profound: We have successfully developed a new world-leading generation of polymeric biocides."
The Discovery of Fantex
- The technology used to develop Fantex was initiated by a group of scientists from Philadelphia University working with amphibians, including African Clawed Frogs.
They discovered that when lesions were on the skin, they quickly healed.
- They investigated the mucous produced by the skin and discovered complex proteins responsible for the immune response.
- Our chemists then developed a synthetic alternative: Fantex.
Fantex is not a protein but a bio-mimetic. It is a polymer with electrical charges which mimic those associated with shielding type proteins. They copy the cidal actions of the defence protein found in certain amphibians.
How does it work?
- Fantex is a new generation of polymeric biocides, the first of a new class of biocide that mimics nature.
- Fantex imitates the mechanism of natural human immunity, by mimicking actions of host defence proteins.
- It exploits a method of bacterial cell killing that significantly reduces the risk of bacterial mutation.
- It selectively targets the cells’ membranes with a biophysical mechanism which directly causes them to disrupt, side stepping the bacteria’s own defence mechanisms.
- It antagonises electrical potential that develops across the inner membrane of micro-organisms, generating a negative reaction to proton-motive force and drives proteins back into the cell through a suitable channel.
"In its most simple form, Fantex uses the cell’s natural processes to work against itself and in doing so self destructs."
Fantex is a truly revolutionary product which will fundamentally change bacterial control.
Its applications are almost limitless because of its versatility.
Fantex can be:
- Sprayed on to surfaces, fabrics, and impregnated into the weave of materials such as cotton and carpets.
- Imbedded within the master batch of plastics, providing an antimicrobial polyethylene and polypropylene.
- Mixed with other products in its liquid format including: shampoos, fabric conditioners, floor cleaners, fabric protectors, fabric refresh sprays, polish, hand foam, wet wipes and air freshener sprays.