Franke commissioned laboratory testing of Medi-flo and Ozo-flo technology against a surrogate of the novel coronavirus: Phi6 bacteriophage.
Due to biosafety concerns, laboratories are using surrogate viruses such as Cystovirus Phi6 to screen the activity of different technologies for infection prevention and control. Phi6 is an enveloped phage with many characteristics similar to large enveloped viruses such as the novel coronavirus.
Franke Kindred Canada commissioned a time-kill study for Phi6 to gauge the efficacy of the Medi-flo and Ozo-flo. Franke Ozone technology showed a 99.9996% reduction in Phi6 bacteriophage, confirming that Medi-flo sinks and sinks installed with Ozo-flo faucets will not harbour this type of pathogen.