Antiviral and Antimicrobial Hands and Surface Sanitizer

Touitou Elka, HUJI, School of Medicine - IMRIC, School of Pharmacy- Institute for Drug Research



Activity against non-enveloped virusesHands transmission of viruses an important factor in the occurrence of respiratory and enteric diseases. Transfer of virus can occur to and from hands, as well as between hands and fomites. Today Alcohol – based sanitizers demonstrated good antimicrobial activity but have poor antiviral activity against non-enveloped viruses such as Norovirus and others (around 90% of all non-bacterial outbreaks in Europe could be attributed to Norovirus).

This novel broad spectrum anti-viral and anti-microbial sanitizer helps to prevent the spread of disease by disinfecting surfaces against bacteria, enveloped and non-enveloped viruses.

Our Innovation 

Anti-viral and anti-microbial sanitizer, addressing unmet medical needs, by providing innovative and highly effective sanitizing solution preventing the spread of bacteria and viruses

The antimicrobial and antiviral spectrum of the active ingredients includes biocidal performance against gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, enveloped viruses and non-enveloped viruses.

Novel compositions exhibiting highly effective anti-viral, anti-microbial and/or anti-fungal activity. The compositions can be used for sanitizing and/or disinfecting surfaces.


  • Ready to use product, short time to market.
  • Wide spectrum anti–microbial activity.
  • Activity against non-enveloped viruses
  • Active ingredients are regarded as safe (GRAS) by the US FDA and are listed in the FDA's EAFUS database.
  • Fast sanitizing effect.
  • Pleasant and non–tacky formulations.

Expected Impact            

Consumer inclination towards health & wellness and product innovation such as addition of fragrances in formulation of sanitizers are projected to boost the growth of the global hand sanitizer market.

Improvement in living standards, rise in health expenditure, increase in awareness about hand hygiene, and support from organization such as WHO, FDA, and others towards the need for sanitation augment the demand for hand sanitizers.



FIG. 1/2 depict the synergistic antiviral activity of formulations tested for their antiviral activity against Vaccinia virus after 30 & 60 seconds exposure respectively as compared to conventional formulations  


Patent Status

Granted US 9,023,374

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