PermaNet® 3.0 - Features
PermaNet® 3.0 is a new generation long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) designed for use in areas with pyrethroid resistant malaria vectors. PermaNet® 3.0 features give it an advantage over mono-treated, long-lasting insecticidal nets. The design combines two polymers – polyester and polyethylene – and two chemical s– deltamethrin and a synergist (PBO), which give increased efficacy against pyrethroid-resistant malaria vectors as compared to mono-treated nets.
Rapid regeneration of insecticide after multiple washes ensures higher efficacy throughout the lifetime of the net. The sides and roof of the net regenerate 100% within one day and bioefficacy with susceptible Anopheles gambiae is achieved at maximum unlike other polyethylene nets that can take up to 15 days for complete regeneration1.
PermaNet® 3.0 provides effective protection for more than 20 washes. Experimental hut studies show that mosquito mortality rates with PermaNet® 3.0 washed 20 times were better than for mono-treated, long-lasting insecticidal nets either with Deltametrin or Permetrin in areas with pyrethroid-resistant malaria vector populations2.
1. Itoh, T. (2005) Reference: J Gimnig et al. (2005) Laboratory wash resistance of long-lasting insecticidal nets. Tropical Medicine & International Health 10, 1022–1029. Trop Med Int Health 10(12): 1325-1326.
2. WHO (2009) Report of the twelfth WHOPES Working Group meeting. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland: 120pp.
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