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Efficacy of Novel Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Products at Typical In-Use Volumes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

David R. Macinga*
GOJO Industries, Akron, Ohio Department of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
Sarah L. Edmonds
GOJO Industries, Akron, Ohio
Esther Campbell
Bioscience Laboratories, Bozeman, Montana
David J. Shumaker
Department of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
James W. Arbogast
GOJO Industries, Akron, Ohio
GOJO Industries, One GOJO Plaza, Suite 500, Akron, OH 44311 (


In vivo efficacies of 2 alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) products (gel and foam) were evaluated at a volume of 1.1 mL. Both met US Food and Drug Administration log10 reduction requirements after a single application and 10 consecutive applications. This is the first study to identify ABHR formulations capable of meeting efficacy requirements with a single-dispenser actuation.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2013

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