Srinivasa Reddy Yathapu1 and Baidyanath Mishra2*
1AGM-R and D, Natural Products Division, M/s Sarvotham Care Ltd., Hyderabad
2President, Natural Products Division, M/s Sarvotham Care Ltd., Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding Author: Baidyanath Mishra, President, Natural Products Division, M/s Sarvotham Care Ltd., Hyderabad, India.
Received: May 03, 2023; Published: June 08, 2023
Hands of an individual is the primary areas of contact with various surfaces thereby higher chances of spreading the microorganisms. In majority of the conditions, regular cleaning process of hands with soap and water eliminates the chances of being infected with contagious diseases. Whereas, when soap and water are not readily available, it has been suggested to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, popularly know as hand-sanitizer and received top-most attention during the pandemic of COVID-19. However, hand-sanitizers are being evaluated for their efficacy as per the international guidelines, of which the European standard test methods such as EN 1500, EN 12791 etc. are considered as hall mark tests. In this context, Microcleer ENPTM is an alcohol based hand sanitizer, developed by Sarvotham Care Ltd., comprised of Chlorohexidine Gluconate and Ethyl Alcohol. Microcleer ENPTM was evaluated for it's efficacy as per the EN 1500 and EN 12791 test methods. Results of the EN 1500 tests suggests significant log reduction (2.00 - 2.92) of viable non-pathogenic Escherichia coli upon a contact period of 15 seconds. Microcleer ENPTM has shown 99.88% reduction against non-pathogenic E. coli. Similarly, the test results of EN 12791, have shown significant log reduction of viable bacteria at ‘0’ hour (2.13 - 2.40) and at ‘3’ hour (3.78 - 4.70) time points. Microcleer ENPTM has shown more than 3.5 log reduction, suggesting it’s efficacy as antimicrobial agent. The results of EN 1500 and EN 12791 concludes the Microcleer ENPTM has proven its efficacy as ‘hand sanitizer’.
Keywords: Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer (ABHS); EN 1500; EN 12791
Citation: Srinivasa Reddy Yathapu and Baidyanath Mishra. “Evaluation of Bactericidal Activity of Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer (Microcleer ENPTM) According to EN 1500 and EN 12791”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.7 (2023): 08-12.
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