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

Abstract

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.

Type
Concise Communication
Copyright
Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2013

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