Welcome
to *clinic®, the trademark for antimicrobial as well as antiviral writing instruments by burger pen AG.

*clinic® writing instruments are purely Swiss products and are manufactured by burger pen AG, Hauptstrasse 20, CH-1713, St. Antoni.

On this page you can find out why our *clinic® writing instruments are currently offering the safest, most reliable and eco-friendliest hygiene solution for ballpoint pens.

The *clinic® technology is, as of 1 April 2021 the only antimicrobial procedure to have EU biocide approval in accordance with REACH.

It feels good to know that my writing instrument is always clean and hygienic.

The innovation
Our research led us to an invention by a physician with experience in hospital hygiene, who applies a natural physicochemical principle to combat multidrug-resistant hospital germs on a wide range of surfaces. It is currently the only technology with an antimicrobial effect that is both reliable and at the same time environment-friendly.

We have succeeded in transferring this technology to our plastics. This allows us to produce our own ballpoint pens using clinical, antimicrobial material.

Some things should be left to the experts
Disinfectants can harm the users themselves if used incorrectly or have the opposite effect at too low a dose, i.e. promote resistance in pathogens.

It is good to know that *clinic® technology always offers a consistently safe and reliable effect.

How the *clinic® technology works
The ingredients react with oxygen and moisture in the air in a physicochemical interaction while also destroying a variety of germs and viruses.

Microfine catalysts are embedded in the clinic® plastics, which, once stimulated, produce a permanently high electrostatic charge on the surface. When this charge comes into contact with oxygen and moisture in the air, it leads to the production of free radicals (H3O+ molecules) and an acidic environment (pH 4.2) comparable to the natural protective acid mantle of our skin.

Without silver ions – without nano particles

Two-fold effect:
Free radicals destroy the germ membranes of bacteria and viruses (e.g. coronaviruses).
The acidic environment (pH 4.2) completely breaks down pathogens and offers lasting protection against recolonisation.

Two-fold effect:
Free radicals destroy the germ membranes of bacteria and viruses (e.g. coronaviruses).
The acidic environment (pH 4.2) completely breaks down pathogens and offers lasting protection against recolonisation.

Two-fold effect:
Free radicals destroy the germ membranes of bacteria and viruses (e.g. coronaviruses).
The acidic environment (pH 4.2) completely breaks down pathogens and offers lasting protection against recolonisation.

*clinic® plastics permanently produce their own biocide.

  • 100% biocompatible
  • 10-year warranty
  • There is no development of resistance

Staphylococcus aureus on * clinic® plastic:
Oxygen radicals destroy the germ coat. Acid water molecules dissolve the pathogen and block resistance-generating enzymes in the cell nucleus.

The problem-free biocide
The *clinic® method uses a physicochemical principle with a biocidal effect that is harmless to people and the environment.
Oxygen radicals and acidic water molecules are having a biocidal effect.
The *clinic® technology is the only antimicrobial biocide to have EU approval in accordance with the REACH regulation.
The catalysts used are non-toxic and are not nanoparticles.
Their size is in the µ range (1/1,000mm).

Active substance name according to EU biocide regulation:  Free radicals generatet in situ from ambient air or water

Against which microbes do *clinic® plastics offer protection?
*clinic® plastics protect against bacteria and enveloped viruses, including coronaviruses.
They offer a wide spectrum of activity, regardless of antibiotic resistance, are effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (bacterial enzymes) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

Tested according to ISO 22196 and ISO 21702 – RODAC plate method.
The antimicrobial effect has been certified as log3 to log4 (strong to very strong). All tests are subject to quality assurance in accordance with EN ISO/ IEC 17025:2017.

How quickly does the antimicrobial effect of *clinic® plastics begin?
Viruses and bacteria always discover a biocidal surface. This means that the viral load is immediately severely reduced.
90% of the germs are eliminated within one hour. Sweat and lipids in the skin do not diminish the effect.
Please note: all disinfection products need a certain time to get into effect.

For how long is an antimicrobial effect guaranteed?
We provide a 10-year guarantee.
The antimicrobial effect actually lasts much longer than this as catalysts are not used up – but they can age and so do not remain effective forever.
With 10 years, you’re guaranteed to be on the safe side. No other antimicrobial system offers such a long effect.

Our guarantee
As the manufacturer of these antimicrobial writing instruments, we guarantee that the effect is based on verified findings from physics and chemistry. The technology is patented and tested.
The mode of action is clearly documented, empirically proven and reproducible.
The final tests and test certificates relate to our original clinic® plastic material.  Antimicrobial effectiveness is guaranteed for at least 10 years.

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Hauptstrasse 20
CH-1713 St. Antoni
Tel.: 0041-26 495 94 70
email: info@burgerpen.com
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