Technology and application
pCure is a collection of household products that have an effect on selected pharmaceutical residues. The active ingredient in the products is enzymes. During normal product usage,enzymes are released into the connected sewage water system. In the sewage water, the enzymes act on target pharmaceutical residues.
The products are placed on the toilet rim with the cage faced inwards the bowl. When the user is flushing, water passes the cage and block-mass which releases the enzyme blend into the sewer. The enzymes released to the sewage act against selected pharmaceutical residues that are released from human body when consuming medicine.
The full overview of the of the products description can be found within the Product definition
Manufacturing and QA Processes
When a new product version has been verified through the verification process it is introduced to production and is monitored through a defined QA-Process. The ingredients in the product undergo quality assurance before entering the manufacturing process and are usually summarized in a product specification.
pCure´s Quality Assurance process is normally divided into four control areas where certain quality parameters needs to be met.
QA of Manufactured enzymes
QA of Enzyme Blend Production
QA of Product Manufacturing
QA of Finished Products
When installed and used according to instruction the product have effect towards selected compounds which the product has been developed for.
The products collected claims towards a compound are structured as following:
Physical behaviour of the product
Product effect towards a substance
The full overview of the of the products claims can be found within the Product definition
The data and results published for each substance is obtained from the testing program conducted on pCure in accordance with a specific test plan developed and approved by Pharem Biotech AB in consultation with third-party laboratories. A description of used testing procedures and method used during verification may be accessed at pCure Labs
For each substance that the product claims effect, results are published on pCure Labs
Average dissolving behaviour
During their lifetime, the products are designed to release an average amount block mass, and thereby enzymes, to the sewer system. This mechanism is based on cage designs and the block mass formulations. To define the physical performances the products are tested frequently at the manufacturer’s laboratory.
More information about the standard dissolving behaviour can be here
Verification of effect
The products effect are analysed towards a targeted substance using several methods developed by Pharem Biotech and later analysed by accredited third-party laboratory. The methods used are developed according to ISO 17025.
Relevant results for the product effect can be found published on pCure Labs
ISO 14034 specifies principle procedures and requirements for environmental technology verification (ETV) and was developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The objective of ETV is to provide credible, reliable and independent verification of the performance of environmental technologies. An environmental technology is a technology that either result in an environmental added value or measures parameters that indicate an environmental impact. Such technologies have an increasingly important role in addressing environmental challenges and achieving sustainable development.
ISO/IEC 17025 enables laboratories to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid results, thereby promoting confidence in their work both nationally and around the world. It also helps facilitate cooperation between laboratories and other bodies by generating wider acceptance of results. Test reports and certificates can be accepted from one country to another without the need for further testing, which, in turn, improves international trade.