isteril logo and trademark

This project was awarded to michaelgolez for $30 USD.

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"iSteril" is a new method for protecting devices with touchscreens from transmitting diseases and bacteria.

We need a logo, and future art to reflect what the business represents:

Shield - to protect surfaces

Touch - because this is to prevent viruses and bacteria from building on touch screens like smartphones, tablets and ATM's

Attached are some images of touch... and shields...

We need a simple logo design for a shield and touch... as well as a simple yet unique font for iSteril...

Please try not to use metalics in the logo... A single color... is best...

If you would like to submit preliminary art and proposed price, we are evaluating in the next few days.

An Antimicrobial surface contains an antibacterial that inhibits or reduces the ability for a microorganism to grow[1] on the surface of a material. Surface contamination has become more widely studied for their use in a wide variety of clinical, industrial and even home uses. The most common and most important use of antimicrobial coatings has been utilized in the healthcare industry for sterilization of medical devices to prevent hospital associated infections, which have accounted for almost 100,000 deaths in the United States.[2] In addition to medical devices, linens and clothing can provide a suitable environment for many bacteria, fungi, and viruses to grow when in contact with the human body which allows for the transmission of infectious disease.[3]

Antimicrobial surfaces are functionalized in a variety of different processes. A coating may be applied to a surface that has a chemical compound which is toxic to microorganism. Other surfaces may be functionalized by attaching a polymer, or polypeptide to its surface.[2]

An innovation in antimicrobial surfaces is the discovery that copper and its alloys (brasses, bronzes, cupronickel, copper-nickel-zinc, and others) are natural antimicrobial materials that have intrinsic properties to destroy a wide range of microorganisms.[4][5] An abundance of peer-reviewed antimicrobial efficacy studies have been published regarding copper’s efficacy to destroy E. coli O157:H7, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus, Clostridium difficile, influenza A virus, adenovirus, and fungi.[6] For further information regarding efficacy studies, clinical studies (including U.S. Department of Defense clinical trials), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registrations with public health claims for 355 Antimicrobial Copper (Cu+) alloys, and a list of EPA-registered antimicrobial copper products, see: Antimicrobial copper touch surfaces and Antimicrobial properties of copper.

Apart from the health industry, antimicrobial surfaces have been utilized for their ability to keep surfaces cleaned. Either the physical nature of the surface, or the chemical make up can be manipulated to create an environment which cannot be inhabited by microorganisms for a variety of different reasons. Photocatalytic materials have been used for their ability to kill many microorganisms and therefor can be used for self-cleaning surfaces as well as air cleaning, water purification, and antitumor activity.[7]

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