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Study: Out of 20 hand sanitizer brands, Purell only one to deliver on FDA monograph


AKRON, Ohio — Gojo Industries on Wednesday announced the results of a series of independent lab studies testing the ability of instant hand sanitizers to meet Food and Drug Administration Healthcare Personnel Handwash germ kill requirements at various dosage levels. The studies, which included more than 20 different hand sanitizers, concluded that the patent-pending Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer formulation is the only one to meet FDA germ kill requirements with a single 1.2-mL dispense. All other hand sanitizers in the tests failed to meet performance requirements at a 2-mL dose, even when they contained a higher percentage of alcohol.

"Whether in a workplace, school, healthcare facility or a public setting like a restaurant, casino or health club, people have an expectation of high performance when hand sanitizer is provided," stated Tim Dye, Gojo North American business general manager and VP. "Our newest dispensers, the Purell ADX and LTX systems, are designed to deliver 1.2 mL of hand sanitizer, providing users with the assurance that they are getting the right amount of product for effective germ kill every time."

Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer formulations contain a patent-pending blend of ingredients that maximize the impact of alcohol on bacteria while maintaining skin moisture for optimal skin health. A blend of four different skin conditioners moisturize skin and continue to promote skin health with repeated use, the company stated. 

Additionally, Gojo announced the introduction of the new Purell LTX Touch Free Dispensing System. It's product innovation across a category that hasn't seen much product innovation in the past few years. The dispensers are available in solid white or in black with a brushed chrome finish. Two sizes are available: a high-capacity 1,200-mL system for high-traffic locations; and a compact, 700-mL system for areas where space is limited.

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