4CIDAL is the next innovation in cleaning and disinfection of healthcare facilities and food processing industry.

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4CIDAL not only deactivates viruses and bacteria like conventional disinfectants or detergents, but completely eliminates them by destroying their RNA/DNA.

This prevents microorganisms from developing resistance and allows for less use of antibiotics.

Biofilms are a collection of microorganisms held together by an extracellular matrix and can adhere to almost any living or non-living surface – for example, cells, tissues, and solid surfaces.

Biofilms are extremely difficult to clean and often require aggressive mechanical and chemical measures.

4CIDAL effectively targets biofilms by eliminating extracellular DNA (eDNA) and RNA (exRNA). 4CIDAL is able to dissolve any biofilm formation efficiently and without mechanical action.

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Biofilms may initially be just a thin layer of slime, but continuous formation over years causes significant impact.

In addition, shortened life cycles and increased maintenance costs can result from biofilm formation in pumps or valves, as well as from microbially influenced corrosion.


“Of relevant importance are biofilms for human health, food hygiene, environmental biology and especially for water-bearing technical systems. From a hygienic point of view, biofilms are important as a source of infection because they represent a protected habitat for pathogenic germs, which can settle and even multiply in the biofilm. Also very dangerous are biofilms in medical equipment and in the near-patient environment at the point-of-care, as they can be the cause of biofilm-associated infectious diseases.” 1

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4CIDAL is supplied as a powder in cold water soluble PVA bags to prevent direct contact with the powder and to increase safety for the user.

The treated surfaces do not need to be rinsed off as it is a leave-on product.

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4CIDAL is a Convet GmbH & Co. KG brand

1: Kleintschek, T. (2015). Strategien zur Kontrolle von Biofilmen (Dissertation, Ingenieurwissenschaften). Karlsruher Institut für Technologie