Iodine Chemistry Experts
Who is IoTech International?
Founded on a simple principle that healthcare workers, clinicians and patients deserved the best broad spectrum germicidal products, IoTech International was launched.
From the start, IoTech's three co-inventors knew of iodine's incredible power to inactivate pathogens. Building on iodine's long and well-known safety record, they set out to develop stable, high concentration molecular iodine (germ killing) formulations while eliminating the staining attributes typically associated with iodine.
What is Molecular Iodine?
To truly understand molecular iodine, it's important to realize that iodine is a broad term referring to many different species of iodine. For instance, povidone iodine, (Brand name Betadine) has approximately 30,000 parts per million (ppm) of total iodine. However, of the 30,000 ppm there are only 3 ppm of molecular iodine (the only germ killing species of iodine in povidone iodine). Its only these 3 ppm that are biocidal and responsible for pathogen killing.
The article "Relationship between Virucidal Efficacy and Free Iodine Concentration of Povidone-Iodine in Buffer Solution." Wada, H. et al. Biocontrol Science, 2016, Vol. 21, No. 1, 21-27, determined that the virucidal efficacy of povidone iodine was dependent upon the concentration of molecular iodine present. The study determined that povidone iodine in its most potent concentration, contains less than 5 ppm of molecular iodine.
Molecular iodine is the only biocidal species of iodine and IoTech International's molecular iodine products have 20 to 40 times more molecular iodine than the most effective povidone iodine solutions available, while having less total iodine.