Technology reducing the risk of virus transmission

What is Bioguard™?

When in contact with an item labeled Bioguard™, you know right away that this item has been treated to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Bioguard™ is an anti-viral technology that could bring as well anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to items treated.

The Bioguard™ technology is a solution applied on many products to protect their surface and reduce the risk of transmission.

From a health and safety perspective, the technology does not result in any additional irritation or sensitization. It fulfils the ISO 10993-1 section 10.

Why do you see the Bioguard™ logo on your product?

Manufacturers are conscious of the impact of their products on their customers and want the best for them. They take into account health and safety. Consequently, when a product purchased is labelled Bioguard™, it means the manufacturer has integrated this technology in their production in order to reduce the risk of virus transmission when their products are manipulated.

Where does the technology come from?

Oberthur Fiduciaire has developed this effective anti-viral technology to counter coronaviruses on the surface first of banknotes. In this time of crisis, the group has built on its well proven Bioguard™ technology to develop an effective anti-viral treatment. They have made the technology available to all applicable fields. Oberthur Fiduciaire will provide technical support to all manufacturers who wish to use this anti-viral solution for the first time.

What are typical applications for Bioguard™?

This technology can be applied to many products and we have committed to work with all accredited suppliers to ensure that everyone in the world has access to this significant new innovation.

    Here are a few examples:
  • paper industry, cardboard production, packing and packaging, etc.
  • surfaces such as tables, etc.
  • touch screens
  • many more applications are in developpment

How does Bioguard™ perform?

Under ISO21702-2019 and ASTM E 1053-97 test conditions, viral concentration is diminished by between 100 to 1000 fold compared to untreated surfaces. Bioguard™ is efficient against human coronaviruses and flu type viruses.

Who is Oberthur Fiduciaire?

A trusted partner and global security expert serving its customers since 1842, Oberthur Fiduciaire is one of the world’s leading privately owned security printers specializing in the production of banknote; banknote paper, associated secure services, and security documents, in more than 70 countries. Oberthur Fiduciaire’s know-how and expertise, integrity and trust, have long been recognized by central banks and governments across the world.

Oberthur Fiduciaire is a responsible company that has, very early on, implemented barrier measures on its premises to protect its employees.

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