Stop the Spread of Infectious Pathogens - Diffense kills C. diff, decreasing risk of HAI’s

July 24, 2015

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market, announced today the availablity of Diffense™, a ready to use formula to killClostridium difficileand other harmful bacteria and viruses.

According to the CDC, hospitals incur over 30 billion dollars in costs each year from healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). C. diff, a growing concern in healthcare facilities, was estimated to cause almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011, and 29,000 died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis. The majority of C. diff cases occur in, or after exposure to health care settings - including hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities. However, without proper infection control programs in place, C. diff spreads easily in any facility.

Infectious pathogens spread mainly on hands from person to person, but can also be transferred to high touch surfaces such as cart handles, bed rails, bedside tables, toilets, sinks, stethoscopes, thermometers-even telephones and remote controls. As part of a complete infection control program, proper cleaning and disinfection procedures are paramount to reducing HAI's.

Diffense™ is an EPA-registered, broad spectrum, cleaner disinfectant proven to killClostridium difficilespores. Effective against a comprehensive range of harmful bacteria and viruses includingStaphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Norovirus and bloodborne pathogens, Diffense is ideal for areas where infection control and the prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) is mission critical.

"Diffense offers a convenient and effective solution for cleaning professionals," said John Swigart, President, Spartan Chemical Company. "Whether you need thirty second disinfection for bloodborne pathogens, or disinfection of a quarantined C. diff patient room, Diffense delivers a broad range of efficacy in a handy, ready to use formula."

Diffense™ is available through Spartan's select distributor network. For more information or to find a distributor near you, visit

About Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.
Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. has been a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market since 1956. A proud US employer, Spartan manufactures high quality products from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Maumee, OH and sells both domestically and internationally through a selective network of distribution. Spartan's chemical products and services are used in building service contractor, education, health care, food service and processing, lodging/hospitality, and industrial markets.

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