ABD Devices for the Education Sector

ABD Device
Education Sector Ireland

Emergency response against harmful bacteria and viruses

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ABD Device
Education Sector Ireland

Emergency response against harmful bacteria and viruses

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Decontamination Device

The Anti Bioagent Decontamination (ABD) device is essential PPE for the Schools, Creches and Colleges. It is the only product available in the market that can be used on sensitive skin surfaces like the eyes, nose and mouth.  It can also be used on surfaces not suitable for biocide decontamination.

Developed and tested specifically for decontaminating dangerous viruses like CORONAVIRUS, the ABD technology is currently applied using a large wipe material.

Unlike standard wipes and sanitisers, ABDs are free from alcohol, biocides and other toxic chemicals and so do not cause skin irritation or destroy skin cells. The wipe is made of biodegradable material and is therefore environmentally friendly.

The Technology

Historically, decontamination products were developed to destroy viruses using alcohol or biocide-based chemicals. These chemicals have several detrimental effects on a person’s health and the environment.

Aquila’s technology uses a completely new mechanism for protecting against virus contamination.

Instead of trying to destroy the virus, complex glyco-sugars are infused in the wipe material, which then acts as a magnet, using natural and irreversible binding interactions to capture the pathogen, effectively neutralising it. 

A virus, like the coronavirus, attaches to the surface molecules of host cells (for example in our throat) which then serve as binding partners for the protein hooks on the viral particles. Once attached to the cells they enter our body depositing their RNA and ultimately leading to infection and disease.

The ABD device stops such bindings happening and protects people against such viruses.

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€59.50 per box of 50 ABD Devices
Exclusive of VAT

3 ABD Devices in individual packaging

These prices are only applicable for registered educational institutions in Ireland. For orders outside of Ireland please contact sales@aquilabioscience.com

Approved supplier of PPE, Consumables and Equipment to the Irish Education Sector for the Department of Education:

ABD Product is sold online to Irish schools, colleges and training organisations only at this time. For sectors and countries outside of these please contact our sales team

ABD Compared to Standard Handwipe

ABD Handwipe
Class 1 Medical Device, Sterile
Suitable for eyes, nose, mouth
Suitable for hands/arms
Side effects such as skin irritation, skin dryness
Suitable for sensitive surfaces
Prevents the spread of superbugs
Destroys Pathogen
Safely removes pathogens
Does not contain harmful chemicals
Individually Sealed

ABDs are essential PPE for all educational sectors

Every First Aid kit & Isolation Room across the Education & Training Sector should have a supply of ABD Devices

Classrooms & Lecture Halls

Use the ABD Device when an infant, student or teacher accidentally coughs or sneezes and potentially contaminates others and their surrounding surfaces.

School Halls & Assembly Rooms

Add the ABD Devices to your first aid kits in the common areas, in the event of contamination due to poor cough and hygiene etiquette the designated first responder for that area will have immediate access to the ABD Device to decontaminate the affected person or surface.

Use the ABD device to decontaminate shared equipment in school halls and assembly areas.

Computer, Music, Art & Science Rooms

If a student or member of staff is suspected of having contracted the coronavirus, use the ABD Devices to decontaminate all the equipment they may have come into contact with before allowing others to use it.

Locker Rooms

Use the ABD Devices to decontaminate student & staff lockers in the event of a suspected case of coronavirus.

Isolation Room

If someone has to move to an Isolation Room, immediately dispense the ABD Devices to that person, and other co-workers they have recently come into contact with. 

Offices & Libraries

Use the ABD Devices to clean down shared work surfaces such as desks, chairs, phones, keys boards, printers, remotes, filing cabinets and reduce the risk of spreading virus within your workforce.

School Yard & Community Areas

If social distancing rules become difficult to enforce, ensure that each yard supervisor has access to the ABD Devices so that they can have a fast response to decontaminate the skin and equipment at any time.

Canteens & Lunch Areas

Use the ABD Devices when the risk of contamination is increased. Wipe down kitchen areas, food preparation areas, work surfaces, tables and chairs.

Protect your staff and students from contracting the virus from others by using the ABD Device to wipe down face shields, protective screens at counters, check out tills, card payment machines.

ABDs are also suitable for everyday use

  • Use upon arrival and departure at school for personal decontamination.
  • Don’t bring the virus into schools
  • Don’t bring the virus out of schools to your community and families
  • To clean work surfaces and equipment in computer and science labs, and other areas that may not be suitable for biocidal decontamination.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can it be used?

  • On skin areas like eyes, nose, mouth, hands and arms up to the elbows.
  • On sensitive and standard surface/ screens, work areas, desks, door handles
  • On equipment like medical & emergency equipment, manufacturing equipment, cleanrooms and laboratories
  • For capturing pathogens that require testing and monitoring in specific areas

Who can use it?

  • First responders (police, army, medical, fire)
  • Elderly and the young (nursing homes, creches, schools and colleges)
  • Additional frontline workers such as courier and postal services, construction, food industry, logistics and transport
  • All employees once implemented as part of their company’s Health & Safety strategy

How do I use it?

Use On Skin

Use On Surfaces

What are the benefits?

Can be used on skin, eyes, nose, mouth, and sensitive/hard surfaces
Free from alcohol and toxic chemicals
Environmentally friendly with biodegradable material
Reduces the risk of recontamination
Protects everyone against harmful pathogens and viral infections

How can it be disposed of?

There are two options of disposal at this time:

  • As the ABD product material itself is biodegradable it can be disposed as compostable similar to tissue paper (cotton material) while the pouch is non-recyclable, it requires disposal into landfill. Aquila Bioscience is currently working on a biodegradable material for the packaging.
  • After use, return the product into the packaging pouch and dispose both the pouch and the product into the land fill bins

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All of the material provided on this website, and on the Aquila products, such as text, treatments, usage, outcomes, graphics, photographs, images, advice, labelling and any other material provided are for informational purposes only, and are not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.

The product information has not been evaluated by the US FDA and / or any other competent authority at this point in the product development process, and any application of the information or product is at the user’s discretion and is his / her sole responsibility. The ABD Device is not yet proven against COVID-19, however testing is underway.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your health.

Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site or on the product information.

Research funding supported by the European Defense Agency and the European Commission