Aegis® is effective against all bacteria, including MRSA, in addition to fungi, mould, mildew, algae, yeasts, and biofilm.
Because Aegis® uses a covalent bond to adhere to surfaces, it remains viable for as long as the surface is intact. Surfaces can become damaged with time, including scrapes, cracks, and gaps, and it is recommended that Aegis® be reapplied annually.
Under a microscope, a surface that has been treated with Aegis® would look like it was covered in thousands of tiny swords. Microbes cannot live on surfaces protected by Aegis® because the positive nitrogen centre of the Aegis® spike attracts microbes, and the long carbon chain punctures the cell membrane destroying the microbe on contact. The combination of stabbing and electrocution allows the technology to be fully effective as long as the surface remains intact.