Message from Mariner Biomedical’s CEO!
Message from Mariner Biomedical’s CEO!
San Jose, CA, July 30, 2012 – An independent laboratory conducted intensive testing on the efficacy of Deter Insect Repellent™, a natural botanical insect repellent. The study demonstrated that Deter Insect Repellent™ provides complete repellency of mosquitoes for four hours and significantly outperformed a commercially available DEET-based repellent.
The objective of this independent study was to scientifically analyze the effectiveness of Deter Insect Repellent™ and to compare the product’s efficacy against a DEET-based insect repellent (Cutter® 7% DEET) along with an untreated control. The study was conducted using the Cage Test Method and analyzed the landing/biting activity of 100 female tree hole mosquitoes (Aedes sierrensis). The arms of human test subjects were exposed every 10 minutes during the 4 hour test period. The entire study was replicated twice.
The test results issued in July 2012 demonstrated the average mosquito landing rates during the 4 hour test period were as follows: untreated control 9.2; Cutter 7% DEET 1.84 and Deter Insect Repellent 0.56. Results also showed that Deter Insect Repellent™ remained effective for 4 hours without any reduction in repellency, compared to the DEET-based product that showed a significant reduction in repellency after 3 hours.
“It is difficult to find a natural mosquito repellent that works”, explains Brad Zaro, President & CEO at Mariner Biomedical, the company that developed Deter Insect Repellent. “It required extensive scientific research to develop a natural, DEET-free product that is truly effective against mosquitoes and other biting insects. We are proud that our dedication to product quality was validated by the results of this independent study”.
Deter Insect Repellent™ is one of the only natural insect repellents which has scientifically demonstrated its safety and efficacy. Consumers have a large number of repellent products on the market from which they can choose. DEET-based products remain the most commonly used repellents. However, with growing concerns about the safety and environmental impact of DEET, as well as other chemical based repellents, consumers are increasingly seeking safe natural alternatives. Deter Insect Repellent™ is proven safe, effective and environmentally friendly, providing consumers with a product that really works and that they can feel good about using.
Details about the Independent Laboratory Testing
METHOD: Screen Cage Test was employed using the tree hole mosquito Aedes sierrensis. 100 hungry female mosquitoes were present in a screened cage. The arm of a human volunteer was inserted into the cage for 2 minutes and the landing and feeding rates were recorded. This was repeated every 10 minutes during the course of 4 hours. Three treatment groups were studied: An untreated control was compared to arms treated with Cutter® (7% DEET) insect repellent and arms treated with Deter Insect Repellent™. The entire test was repeated twice.
RESULTS: The mean landing rate for the untreated control = 9.2 mosquitoes every ten minutes. This compared to the mean landing rates following treatment with Cutter® (7% DEET) = 1.84 and the mean landing rate following treatment with Deter = 0.56. The results showed Deter provided significantly better repellency (ANOVA, p<0.01) compared to the untreated control and to the Cutter® (7% DEET) treatment. The results also showed that Deter remained effective for 4 hours without any reduction in repellency compared to the DEET containing product that showed a significant reduction in repellency after 3 hours. See chart for summary of results showing mean number of mosquitoes landing during 4 hour test period.
About Deter Insect Repellent™
Deter Insect Repellent™ is an effective DEET-free, natural insect repellent based on scientific research. Deter Insect Repellent™ is clinically tested safe, Dermatologist approved and scientifically proven effective. Deter Insect Repellent™ is effective against mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, chiggers, biting flies and other biting insects for up to 4 hours.
San Jose, CA, June 13, 2012 – Mariner Biomedical, Inc. is providing Deter Insect Repellent for the US Open golf tournament taking place in San Francisco, CA, from June 14 through June 17, 2012. The company is furnishing 550 Deter Insect RepellentTM spray bottles to tournament participants, organizers and sponsors.
Since its launch, Deter Insect Repellent has been well received in the golfing community. In addition to golf, Deter Insect Repellent is safe and effective for all outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, backpacking, and fishing. It offers natural protection for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a safe alternative to DEET-based insect repellents.
“Deter Insect Repellent is particularly well suited for golfers”, explains Brad Zaro, President and CEO of Mariner Biomedical. “It provides golfers with convenient, safe and effective protection against mosquitoes and other biting insects when they need to focus on their game”.
Deter Insect Repellenthas been scientifically formulated to ensure lasting effectiveness. Tested in extreme outdoor conditions, Deter Insect Repellent contains 4 active ingredients and a proprietary blend of other natural ingredients that work together to enhance effectiveness. Its unique formulation provides ultimate outdoor protection against mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, gnats, biting flies and other biting insects for up to 4 hours.
Deter Insect Repellent contains only plant extracts and plant derivatives. It does not contain any DEET, the active ingredient in many insect repellent products that may pose significant health and environmental risks.
About Deter Insect RepellentTM
Deter Insect RepellentTM is an effective DEET-free, natural insect repellent based on scientific research. Deter Insect RepellentTM is clinically tested safe, Dermatologist approved and scientifically proven effective. Deter Insect RepellentTM is effective against mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, biting flies and other biting insects for up to 4 hours.
Brad A. Zaro, Mariner Biomedical, Inc.
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