Study at Charité Hospital Berlin confirms HeiQ Synbio helps reduce antibiotic resistance and healthcare associated infections

A recently published study1 conducted at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Hospital in Berlin confirms that cleaning with HeiQ Synbio cleaners create a surface microbiome that significantly reduces antimicrobial resistance genes related to healthcare associated infections.

Earlier studies in Belgian and Italian hospitals showed synbiotic cleaning to be a promising new technology for healthcare facilities (Caselli E, 2). A new study conducted at the renowned Charité-Universitätsmedizin Hospital in Berlin (Charité Berlin) investigated and compared the effects of different cleaning and disinfecting strategies on the surface microbiome in a clinical setting. Three surface treatments (Incidin Pro ECOLAB disinfectant, Brial Top ECOLAB cleaner, and HeiQ Synbio synbiotic cleaners) were applied subsequently in nine independent patient rooms at a neurological ward (Charité, Berlin).

The full Charité Berlin study can be found here, and a detailed presentation will also be made at a seminar on May 11, 2022, at Interclean 2022 in Amsterdam, NL.

HeiQ responds to growing consumer interest in health, hygiene and safety with sustainable technology

Following its acquisition of Chrisal, a specialist biotech company with patented probiotic & synbiotic technology, HeiQ, the Swiss IP creator and established global brand in materials innovation, recently launched its new HeiQ Synbio cleaning range. HeiQ Synbio uses synbiotics, the unique synthesis of pre- and probiotics towards sustainably improve microbiomes for people, pets and the environment.

A microbiologist himself and the original creator of the HeiQ Synbio technology, Dr. Robin Temmerman, CEO of HeiQ Chrisal, comments, “In their pursuit of perfect cleanliness, people have been using antibiotics, disinfectants and biocides for far too long and in excessive amounts, which can result in resistant microorganisms, so-called “super bugs”, that are a huge problem in hospitals. Our inspiration for the creation of synbiotic cleaning products at HeiQ Chrisal was founded in our conviction that synbiotics are the only true sustainable and effective solution to maintain outstanding cleanliness and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Synbiotic cleaners have been used for 10 years in hospitals contributing to decreasing infection rates. Today, more than 50 hospitals in Europe clean with HeiQ Synbio products.”


1 2022. Klassert TE et al., Comparative analysis of surface sanitization protocols on the bacterial community structures in the hospital environment, Clinical Microbiology and Infection,

2 Caselli, E. et al. Reducing healthcare-associated infections incidence by a probiotic-based sanitation system: A multicentre, prospective, intervention study. PLoS ONE 13, e0199616 (2018).