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Bacteria causing unpleasant smells on human bodies, clothes, shoes, socks, upholstery etc are facts that we live with on a day to day basis. Some of the bacteria and bugs are benign, some are not!


Athletes are one group of people who sweat a lot and are no strangers to the problem of smelly clothes and equipment. One of the members of our Company team is Nicholas Kidd who is a former professional badminton player for both England and Australia and two times English and three times Australian National Champion.


Nicholas’s active and lateral thinking mind saw an opportunity to make a real difference by identifying a product that would solve, not only the smelly, bacterial problems faced by athletes but also to make a significant and lasting difference to the hygiene, cleanliness, sanitation and general health of people in all walks of life. His research was however unable to identify a suitable product that would meet all of his list of requirements.

He needed anti-bacterial products that would prevent and tackle mould, mildew and bacterial infections whilst at the same time ensuring that it would not perpetuate further development of antibiotic resistance within microorganisms which are contributing to the development of drug-resistant superbugs.


The anti-bacterial product also needed to be non-toxic, safe, highly effective and have high durability. Needless to say, after considerable research, no suitable anti-bacterial or disinfectant sanitiser products, that met all of these criteria, were able to be identified on the market.


Nicholas mentioned the problem one day to a scientist relation of his, who mentioned that he had heard of some research that had been done on an invention that was first discovered, refined and put into application by German scientists during WWII. This bactericidal invention killed pathogens by mechanical or physical means instead of using traditional poisonous chemicals.


After the War, scientists of the Allied Powers further perfected this technology and put it into wider application. The technology was finally released for public use at the end of the 20th Century. The discovery of this invention seemed to tick all of the proverbial boxes and Nicholas, in conjunction with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs, got together to develop and test, what has now become, Biotopica.


Over a period of years the Biotopica Group Pty Ltd company has succeeded in developing a series of water-based, anti-bacterial products that are stable, durable, safe and non-toxic, as well as being highly effective across a wide temperature range. The products also meet the required criteria of not contributing to the development of antibiotic resistant strains of ‘super bugs’.