A study published in 2017 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases evaluated the virucidal activity of alcohol based hand sanitizers against re-emerging viral pathogens, such as Ebola virus, Zika virus (ZIKV), severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and determined that they and other enveloped viruses could be efficiently inactivated by both WHO formulations I and II (ethanol-based and isopropanol-based respectively). Inosept contains Isopropyl Alcohol (Also called as isopropanol or 2 propanol).

Hand sanitizers containing more than 60% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol are most effective. Inosept H contains 70% alcohol as per WHO recommended formula and is considered highly effective.

Inosept Hand Disinfectant contains more than 70% alcohol.

When using hand sanitizer, take sufficient quantity of the sanitizer on your palm of one hand and rub the product all over the surfaces of both your hands until your hands are dry. These steps for hand sanitizer use are based on a simplified procedure recommended by CDC 21. Instructing people to cover all surfaces of both hands with hand sanitizer has been found to provide effective disinfection. See our video / poster for detailed procedure on how to use hand sanitizer. (We have posters, can we make a video also and give links here?)

Inosept Hand Sanitizers contain more than 70% of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol or both to kill bacteria or viruses on your hand. Alcohol kills germs on your hands by dissolving or denaturing the protective outer membrane of microbes.

Yes, Inosept Surface Disinfectant is available in a spray and Inosept Hand Sanitizer is available in a pump dispenser.

Inosept range of disinfectants come with a tamper proof seal (show pic) and are released only after stringent quality checks. You can view the certificate of analysis here (give link).

Health care providers, medical professionals and hospitals use alcohol based sanitizers that meet WHO recommendations and comply with regulations as per Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. Inosept is manufactured in accordance with stringent regulations and the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) as per WHO and Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

Yes, please visit (give link of hand sanitizer stand listing on the Inosept site).Our 500 ml packs of hand sanitizer comes with a pump that dispenses the required quantity of sanitizer when pressed. For public use areas like schools, institutions, places of worship, offices we also supply hand sanitizer dispensing stands. For more details – (give link)

Inosept H contains glycerine which is a humectant and also helps reduce dryness of skin.

Inosept hand sanitizers are safe to use for kids when used as recommended. Ensure it is not swallowed. In a workplace please use Inosept disinfectants as directed and do not use near flames or hot surfaces.

Hand sanitizers need to be manufactured in a facility that meets all the requirements as per Drugs and Cosmetics Act of India and WHO-GMP guidelines. Inosept is manufactured in facilities that meet applicable regulations.

Hand sanitizers are more effective than plain soap and water alone in preventing transmission of bacteria from the hands of individuals. They play a significant role and could be an effective alternative to hand washing for all the health-care professionals in routine clinical practice and water scarcity areas. Proper hand hygiene is an important first-line defence against the spread of multiple infectious diseases.

Alcohol-free hand sanitizers contain quaternary ammonium compounds (usually benzalkonium chloride) instead of alcohol. These can reduce microbes and are effective only against select germs but are less effective than alcohol.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol containing hand sanitizers have excellent in vitro germicidal activity against gram-positive and gram-negative vegetative bacteria, including multidrug-resistant pathogens (MRSA, VRE), mycobacterium tuberculosis, HIV, influenza virus, RSV, vaccinia, and hepatitis B and C viruses. Numerous studies have also documented the in vivo antimicrobial activity of alcohols, including effectiveness in removing clinical strains of Acinetobacter baumannii, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Candida albicans from heavily contaminated hands of human volunteers.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of microbes on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs.

Hand sanitizers may cause skin rash to those who are allergic to any of the ingredients. Overuse of hand sanitizer may cause dryness of skin.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol containing hand sanitizers have excellent in vitro germicidal activity against gram-positive and gram-negative vegetative bacteria, including multidrug-resistant pathogens (MRSA, VRE), mycobacterium tuberculosis, HIV, influenza virus, RSV, vaccinia, and hepatitis B and C viruses. Numerous studies have also documented the in vivo antimicrobial activity of alcohols, including effectiveness in removing clinical strains of Acinetobacter baumannii, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Candida albicans from heavily contaminated hands of human volunteers.

Yes. Alcohol containing hand sanitizers are highly flammable. Store in a cool, dark place and do not use near naked flames.

WHO and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend concentration of 60% to 95% of alcohol, either ethanol or isopropanol, the concentration range of greatest germicidal efficacy.

Washing hands with soap and water whenever possible because handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. If soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can inactivate many types of microbes very effectively when used correctly. Hand sanitizer may not be effective when sufficient volume of the sanitizer is not used or when wiped off even before it has dried or evaporated. Hand sanitizers may not be as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.

The detergent effect of soap and the friction of washing work together under the running water helps reduce the number of microbes on our hands, as well as the dirt and organic materials. Handwashing is the best choice. Using hand sanitizers is a convenient option when frequent hand washing is not feasible or in water scarce areas.

Ethyl alcohol (ethanol) based hand sanitizers are safe when used as directed, but they can cause alcohol poisoning if swallowed. Alcohol in hand sanitizers is for external use only as it contains other ingredients also and is harmful when swallowed. Children may be particularly likely to swallow hand sanitizers that are scented, brightly coloured or attractively packaged. Hand sanitizers should be stored out of the reach of young children and should be used under adult supervision.

Hand sanitizers containing more than 60% of alcohol are considered best.

Alcohol based hand sanitizers are best for adults but not so for babies. Washing a baby's hands with soap and water is safer.

Alcohol based hand sanitizers are best for adults but not so for babies. Washing a baby's hands with soap and water is safer.

2.4 - 3 ml is recommended and application time required to achieve hand disinfection is 25 - 30 seconds.

As per WHO hand rubs should be used as shown in this video
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Hand sanitizer combines the alcohol with a stabiliser that prevents it from evaporating too fast. Apply enough of the product to wet your hands, then keep them wet for minimum 30 seconds so that germs on the hand are killed. When the alcohol evaporates, you're left with a sticky residue which is added to some hand sanitizers to restore moisture to your skin.

The most important thing to know about coronavirus on surfaces is that they can easily be cleaned with disinfectants like Inosept surface disinfectant spray that will kill the virus. Studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, less than 4 hours on copper and less than 24 hours on cardboard. As, always clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.

Sanitizers kill a specific set of bacteria in a specific time, whereas disinfectants have a wider antimicrobial action against a bacteria, viruses, mildew or fungi, in a specific period of time.