OUR 4-STEP SOLUTION
Detection and visualisation of biofilm contamination with the Biofilm Detection Kit
Accurate identification of harmful and pathogenic bacteria
Biofilm removal with the Biorem® range
Use of regular enzymatic treatment to prevent further contamination
PROTECT YOUR EQUIPMENT FROM BIOFILMS
DID YOU KNOW?
Traditional cleaning and disinfection methods do not always eliminate biofilm.
A SOLUTION FOR EVERY SURFACE
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In collaboration with INRA, Realco has developed innovative, effective and patented solutions that combine a detergent base and a specific cocktail of enzymes. These treatments eliminate and prevent the reappearance of biofilms, both in closed circuits and on open surfaces.
CLICK & Learn
Biofilm in questions
What can be found in a biofilm?
A biofilm is an accumulation of bacteria that develop a protective matrix, making them extremely resistant to cleaning and disinfection.
What does a biofilm contain?
Bacteria that create the biofilm matrix
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Bacillus cereus & mycoides
- Salmonella spp.
- Campylobacter spp.
- Pseudomonas aerothermophilus
- Leuconostoc spp.
- Cronobacter spp (Enterobacter sakazakii)
Others that take advantage of the protective matrix
- Other micro-organisms (pathogens)
- Altering enzymes
- Spores, moulds & yeast
Biofilm in figures
of the bacterial biomass
lives as biofilm
to biocidal agents
of foodborne infections
are caused by biofilms
UNDERSTANDING THE BIOFILM
The Biofilm Development Cycle
A biofilm is formed by bacteria grouping around organic residues
Bacteria develop a matrix to adhere to the surface and protect themselves
Bacteria settle in this protected environment and proliferate
At the maturation stage, the biofilm breaks up and contaminates other production equipment or releases bacteria in an unpredictable manner (planktonic shower)