Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Distribution Network Agreed in China

Ebiox is excited to announce that their working partnership with Dalian EBOS Trade has been developed to cover the whole of China and the complete Ebiox portfolio of products.

Dalian EBOS is a young and dynamic company which has had great success in the past promoting Ebiox’s instrument cleaning product Ultra L.

With access to a network of over 200 “local” distributors they provide extensive coverage for the promotion of the three product groups, Instrument Cleaning, Environmental Hygiene and Hand Hygiene.

Training for the key personnel was conducted in September and Dalian EBOS was the first Distributor Partner to purchase Ebiox’s new addition to their range, Trionic Endoscope Sporicidal High Level Disinfectant.

Ebiox believes this is a major step forward in the expansion of their business in the region and provides a platform to build a strong and substantial business with Dalian EBOS in one of the world’s major economies.

Trionic Endoscope Sporicidal HLD with G-cide™

Ebiox working in collaboration with TM Chemicals are excited to announce the launch of a unique complex active solution for the decontamination of Flexible Endoscopes and other heat labile instruments.

The patented and award winning active G-cide™ is a stabilised glutaraldehyde known as Glutaral C11-C15 Pareth 9. The award was based on 3 criteria:
      Efficacy of the disinfectant
      User and environmentally friendliness
G-cide™ was chosen out of 52 other competitors.

G-cide™ has no free glutaraldehyde as it is all complexed with our surfactant.
G-cide™ is 5 times less volatile than traditional glutaraldehyde.
The low irritancy of G-cide™ allows for dermatological approval for use in skin disinfection products.

Trionic Endoscope Sporicidal HLD with G-cide™

Low volatility and non irritant.
It is extremely effective chemical for killing bacteria, viruses, fungi, moulds and spores.
No special Personal Protective Equipment required.
Ready to use no pre-mixing required.
Active for up to 28 days.
2 year shelf life.
Non-corrosive to metals, plastics or skin.
Biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

For further information on Trionic Endoscope Sporicidal HLD with G-cide™ please contact Ebiox Limited:
Tel: +44 (0) 1925 856 271

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Trionic A2Z One Shot on YouTube

An instructional video is now available on YouTube showing how to use the Trionic A2Z One Shot System following its launch this month. It can be viewed by following the link below:

Ebiox launched the patented solution to the issues surrounding the correct dilution ratios and safe transfer of concentrated product into a trigger spray bottle.

There is an ongoing concern that the correct dilution ratios are maintained when using cleaner disinfectants, incorrect ratios can have an impact on efficacy and be a potential hazard to the user and damaging to materials.

Cleaner disinfectants used in a concentrated format has been know to have caused skin problems, even burns if the concentrate is spilt during the decanting process as either decanted from large containers, 5 litre being the most common or sachets.

Trionic A2Z solution has been independantly tested and proven to be Bactericidal, Virucidal, Fungicidal and Sporicidal.

There are added benefits in that storage space is decreased and transport costs and disposal of waste costs are reduced.

For further Information

Paul Blenkinsopp
Sales and Marketing Director

Ebiox Limited
822 Fountain Court
Birchwood Boulevard


mob: +44 7775 731198
tel: +44 1925 856271

Study Shows Triclosan May Hinder Muscle Function

Conclusion of Study:

"Although triclosan was first developed to prevent bacterial infections in hospitals, its use has become widespread in antibacterial products used in the home. However, according to the Food and Drug Administration, other than its use in some toothpastes to prevent gingivitis, there is no evidence that triclosan provides other health benefits or that antibacterial soaps and body washes are more effective than regular soap and water. Experts also express concern about the possibility of resistant bacterial strains developing with the overuse of antibacterial products.

Because the chemical structure of triclosan resembles other toxic chemicals that persist in the environment, the
FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency are conducting new risk assessments of the chemical. Based on
their study outcomes, the researchers argue that the potential health risks call for greater restrictions.

“We have shown that triclosan potently impairs muscle functions by interfering with signaling between two
proteins that are of fundamental importance to life,” says Pessah. “Regulatory agencies should definitely be
reconsidering whether it should be allowed in consumer products.”

Says Hammock, “Triclosan can be useful in some instances, however it has become a ubiquitous ‘value added’
marketing factor that actually could be more harmful than helpful. At the very least, our findings call for a dramatic reduction in its use".

reduction in its use.”

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Ebiox Launches Trionic A2Z One Shot

Ebiox is very pleased to announce the launch of a patented solution to the issues surrounding the correct dilution ratios and safe transfer of concentrated product into a trigger spray bottle.

There is an ongoing concern that the correct dilution ratios are maintained when using cleaner disinfectants, incorrect ratios can have an impact on efficacy and be a potential hazard to the user and damaging to materials.

Cleaner disinfectants used in a concentrated format has been know to have caused skin problems, even burns if the concentrate is spilt during the decanting process as either decanted from large containers, 5 litre being the most common or sachets.

Trionic A2Z solution has been independantly tested and proven to be Bactericidal, Virucidal, Fungicidal and Sporicidal.

There are added benefits in that storage space is decreased and transport costs reduced.

For futher information please contact

Paul Blenkinsopp
Sales and Marketing Director

Ebiox Limited
822 Fountain Court
Birchwood Boulevard


mob: +44 7775 731198
tel: +44 1925 856271

Sunday, 8 July 2012

WHO and Hand Hygiene!!!!

Ebiox has been driving the use of non alcohol hand rubs for a number of years now, offering Esense Hand Foam as a solution to those Healthcare Workers who have and issue with using alcohol based hand rubs.

This can be for a number of reasons, both problems in use or for religious and cultural reasons.

We already know the WHO has issued a directive that an alternative to ABHR's should be made available to those who will not use ABHR's on religious or cultural grounds.

Well buried deep in the WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care: A Summary First Global Patient Safety Challenge Clean Care is Safer Care, © World Health Organization 2009, is the following;

"Provide alternative hand hygiene products for HCW's with confirmed allergies or adverse reactions to standard products used in the health-care setting".
We know that adverse reactions is one of the main areas reported as to why HCW's do not comply with Hand Hygiene protocols, but many decision makers will not change from ABHR's due to what is after all only a recommendation from the WHO (and CDC).
As we can see from the statement above, that there is not a real reason not to change.
Yes Ebiox would be delighted to convert totally a healthcare institution, but more importantly we have been striving to have Esense Hand Foam readily available to those who have issues with using ABHR's, therefore driving up compliance levels which ensures greater Duty of Care and safety to patients and staff.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Ebiox releases a video showing the use of Ultra SSC

Ebiox Ultra™ SSC

A video showing the use of Ebiox Ultra SSC and its ability to clean and recondition stainless steel equipment has been released on You Tube. The product is primarily targeted for use in clinical environments such as hospital CSSD/TSSU departments.
Product Features and Benefits

       Protects facilities expensive instrument investment 
       Prolongs instrument life
       Removes stains and rust marks
       Removes other oxide films that cause dulling
       Makes instruments look almost “new again”
       Non-abrasive formula 

Why Use It?

       Removes “rust” and other stains on stainless instruments
       Mechanically removes oxide layers
       Helps to reform the chromium ions of the stainless steel
       Prolongs instrument life
       Restores shine
       A blend of high performance metal cleaners and scale removers

How to Use the Product

       Dampen cloth with water – sprinkle with Ultra SSC
       Gently rub on instrument to polish out stains
       Rinse with water to remove product
       Decontaminate as usual 

The video can be viewed by following the link

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Training Partnership

Ebiox Limited has formed a training partnership in the UK with Hospital Direct. The aim is to ensure that all Healthcare Workers who attend one of courses run by Hospital Direct for manual handling receives a module within the training programme on the prevention andcontrol of Healthcare Acquired Infections.

The courses cover a number of disciplines where manual handling is key to ensure safety and the Duty of Care for both patients and staff. They are held at the two dedicated training centres in Clune, Shropshire and Gosport, Hampshire.

There will also be available one day training courses covering Infection Prevention and Control for anyone involved in the care of patients.

For further information please contact or

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The Clue To What Type of Pathogen It Is, Is In The Name!!!!!!

Over the last couple of Blogs we have talked about confusion with hand hygiene. Here is a classic statement from a company who are promoted as experts and offer a Norovirus outbreak service.

"********" Specialist Hygiene’s advanced Norovirus bacteria disinfection service will ensure your office or workplace is completely disinfected of Norovirus bacteria.

Lets hope they have chosen the correct cleaning and disinfection products!!

Youtube Video Trionic Wipes v Alcohol Based Wipes. Removal of Protein and Biofilm

With ongoing discussions with reference to alcohol wipes fixing proteins and biofilms onto surfaces, Jeff has headed up a video which we believe shows how well Trionic Wipes compare against alcohol based wipes, for removing protein contaminate and biofilm.

It highlights two key requirements for decontaminating surfaces:
The need to clean and then disinfect, users of alcohol based wipes for disinfection must use a detergent product for the first essential step, cleaning.
Fixing the contaminate to the surface and therefore fixing the biofilm is becoming a point which is discussed more and more. As we know the biofilm is a layer where bacteria inparticular will quite happily live and grow. Removal is an important requirement of decontaminating surfaces.

The video can be viewed on YouTube the link being

Monday, 21 May 2012

Ebiox Now on Peto Marketplace

A selection of the key products within the Ebiox product portfolio are now available on Peto one of the fastest growing market platform for supplying products to the NHS.

Visit and click on Supplier Directory.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Radio 4 Presents the same as the Guardian

Well there is obviously a growing interest in hand hygiene, especially in relation to general use rather than clinical.
There was an article on the Today Programme on Radio 4 discussing a very similar thread to that in the Guardian, even utilising one of the experts stated in the Guardian piece.
The conclusion by the Radio 4 presenter was that "I am just as confused now as I was at the start"!!!
Pretty much sums up the situation.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Lack of Understanding of Hand Hygiene

We read with great interest an article recently published by the Guardian,

Both the article and the following comments emphasised the confusion there is over what is best practice with hand hygiene. Unquestionably there has been great strides made with the introduction of alcohol based hand rubs and the reduction of healthcare acquired infections, linked with other key infection prevention and control measures.

The article is written in a manner that hand sanitisers equals alcohol based products, as we know there are a number of key issues related to the use of such products, some noted in the article but it is the companies who produce these types of hand sanitisers which benefit from the current confusion.

There are alternatives which are readily available which are non alcohol based, such as the Esense Antimicrobial Hand Rub and Natural Esense Hand Rub. These types of products offer a number of benefits over the alcohol based rubs currently used. and are seeing an increasing uptake in use when these benefits have been realised.

To pick out all the "confused" points in the Guardian article would make this blog posting far too long, however two points really jumped off the page.

Firstly from an experts comment, "These sanitisers state that they kill 99.9% of germs, but the difficulty is that the data was done on inanimate surfaces and they do not replicate what happens on the human hand". This is not the case, the European Standard for testing hand sanitisers, EN1500 which is required to sell such products is conducted using a test standard number of pairs of hands.

The second point would relate to the comment "Spread of Diarrhoea and gastrointestinal illness can almost be halved by practising effective hand hygiene", I would suggest this leans more to the use of anti-microbial hand washes and water. Why? because the really aggressive pathogens such as Norovirus and Clostridium Difficle are not "killed" by using alcohol based hand rubs. Some will argue that Norovirus is but there is currently no definitive answer. NICE as does many other bodies, recommends the use of hand wash and water when these two pathogens are present.

They are the main cause of ward closures in the UK and many other countries, yet we still see the current hand sanitiser of choice ABHR's being used by healthcare workers, support staff and visitors to try and combat the spread of such pathogens.

So the confusion remains, not really clarified by this article. The alternatives to ABHR's which have been extensively tested, and potentially not the ones readily available over the counter, are shown to be certainly equal to or better than ABHR's in efficacy and offer a number of key benefits.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Ebiox Completes Water Sterilisation Distribution Agreement

Ebiox are extremely excited to announce the completion of a global distribution agreement (excluding North and South America) for the Water Sterilisation technology developed by Citrox. The agreement covers both healthcare and leisure markets.

The Water Sterilisation product is based on a solution which contains a patented antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and sporicidal complex of natural bioflavanoids mixed with fruit acids.

Shown to be highly effective in killing the micro-organisms that could contaminate water, the Ebiox Water Sterilisation Solution is perfect for sterilising in a variety of different applications including, drinking water, water storage containers and water systems.
The Ebiox Water Sterilisation Solution is plant derived and is non-toxic, non-corrosive, organic, biodegradable as well as environmentally friendly as oppossed to other solutions which are based on chlorine and hypochlorite.

It is completely non-harmful. After sterilisation, water remains untainted and can be  used for drinking, boiling and showering as normal.

The profile of illnesses sourced from contaminated water is beginning to rise, especially in relation to psuedomonas outbreaks. It is the strategy of Ebiox to be able to offer key markets a solution package for Infection Prevention and Control, the Water Sterilisation product compliments this strategy extremely well.

Monday, 19 March 2012

New Tests for Trionic Products

User Demands Are Met With New Testing
Ebiox has commissioned more extensive tests as users demand stringent testing of products claiming to have an impact on Healthcare Acquired Infections.
We can report strong passes of the test protocols set by the European Standards, EN13624, EN13727 and EN14348. These cover the Trionic products A2Z, Spray and Wipes.
Jeff Smith, Ebiox’s Commercial Director, said “It is key we keep our product testing up to date ensuring that we meet the highest standards giving confidence of the products efficacy to our current and new users”.
The new test reports can be downloaded as pdf files from

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The Use of Alcohol Based Hand Rubs and the Outbreaks of Norovirus.

Every year the outbreaks in our hospitals just here in the UK of Norovirus (Winter Vomiting Bug) has a major impact on patients health outcomes, smooth operation of wards impacted by closures, the cost of related to these patient health, ward closures, deep cleaning, staff sickness and so on.

It is a well known fact that Alcohol Based Hand Rubs have very little if at all any impact on the control of Norovirus and the key vehicle for spreading the virus is our hands.

Infection: prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care.

Commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

Highlights of recommendations proposed for primary and community care:
Decontaminate hands preferably with a hand rub (conforming to current British Standards),
except in the following circumstances, when liquid soap and water must be used: 

When hands are visibly soiled or potentially contaminated with body fluids or in clinical situations where there is potential for the spread of alcohol-resistant organisms (such as norovirus, Clostridium difficile, or organisms that cause diarrhoeal illness).

For many years the use of ABHR's has been pushed as a method of hand hygiene and now is seen as a replacement for hand washing by healthcare workers, patients and visitors. With the visibility of so many dispensers there is a false "security" of the use of ABHR's surrounding Norovirus. People believe they are doing the right thing.

With the outbreak of Norovirus in the hospital and care environment staff, patients and visitors are rightly so encouraged to be diligent about hand hygiene, but how many of those using the ABHR dispensers know that really and truly they are having no impact on the spread of Norovirus by hand transmission.

The use of ABHR's has become a routine practice particularly surrounding the five moments of hand hygiene issued by the WHO. This without doubt has had a major impact on Healthcare Acquired Infections, but it is not the "be all and end all". For the same reasons ABHR's came to the fore hand washing with soap and water itself throws up a number of issues.

So it is time to continue to educate everyone about hand hygiene it's importance and viable products to use to enable high compliance of use and a true broad spectrum efficacy.

There should be questions being asked about current practice and products used as the outbreaks of Norovirus continue to interrupt healthcare systems in many countries.

Why are the CDC continuing to recommend solely the use of ABHR's when the following statement has been made by a key member:

A survey of 161 long-term care facilities in the United States presented at an American College of Preventative Medicine meeting in February revealed an association between the preferential use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers for routine hand hygiene with an increased risk for outbreaks of norovirus, the highly infectious virus that causes most cases of acute gastroenteritis

Of the 45 facilities that reported preferential use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers in a recent survey, 53% experienced a confirmed outbreak of norovirus, compared with 18% of the 17 facilities that used hand sanitizers less often than soap and water.

"...these findings indicate that alcohol-based hand sanitizers might be “suboptimal in controlling the spread of noroviruses,” said Dr. David Blaney of the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What is an alternative, Natural Esense from Ebiox Ltd UK.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Ebiox Looking to Expand into The Far East. Distributors Required.

Ebiox is looking to expand it's distributor base into The Far East so we are looking for appropriate partners to grow our succesful product portfolio.

We are a company based in the UK developing, manufacturing and marketing a range of infection control products.
We have an evolving distributor network which we are growing with a controlled and strategic approach.

Our portfolio continues to expand with what we believe are innovative products. We are about to launch a new Hand Hygiene and Surgical Disinfection rub which is developed using only naturally based actives and ingredients.
We are looking for distributors in your region and would be keen to see if there is any potential for developing a distributor partnership with you.

Please visit our website to gain more information
I look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Best Regards

Paul Blenkinsopp
Sales and Marketing Director
Ebiox Limited

+44 7775 731198