How Microbes Grow

On an unprotected kitchen or bathroom scale surface, bacteria can double in number every twenty minutes! And only when they've multiplied to hundreds of thousands, can they be seen by the naked eye.

In the video demonstration below, a confocal imaging microscope is used to produce time lapse photography of bacteria growth on an unprotected surface and a surface with Microban® antimicrobial protection over a 24 hour period.

After viewing these images, you can see how Microban® protection begins to work immediately, disrupting key bacterial cell functions so that the bacteria are unable to grow or reproduce on the surface. While on the unprotected surface, bacteria quickly multiply.