Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Still only ABHR's!!!!!

I read an excellent article today (Health and Social Care Reform) with reference to even greater vigilance for Hand Hygiene as 13th October is Global Handwashing Day.

Yet again however there is one frustrating aspect to all these articles and that is this "We also need ready access to soap and water and alcohol-based disinfectants" my response to the article was as follows.

"I read this article with great interest and totally agree with the comments made.
However I would also suggest that some of the "fatigue found" with less frequent hand hygiene and therefore a drop in compliance, is the lack of choice for healthcare workers, patients and visitors as to the type of hand rub available.

Yes alcohol based hand rubs have made great steps forward in hand hygiene practice but is it not time to have available non-alcohol based hand rubs for those who have problems using ABHR's. By giving a choice compliance would increase ensuring duty of care to patients and staff."

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Ebola and Ebiox

With the global concern growing with reference to the spread of Ebola virus, Ebiox believes their product offering linked with stringent Infection Prevention and Control protocols can play a role in combating the Ebola Virus.

Trionic D and Esense product groups do not have an Ebola kill claim in their testing portfolio. Actually, testing products for efficacy against the Ebola virus is not openly available because it is so hazardous to conduct. 

Ebola strains on surfaces are probably fairly easy to kill since they are an enveloped virus these being less resistant to disinfectants than non-enveloped viruses.

However Trionic D products do have efficacy proven via the EPA in the US and EN testing in Europe against enveloped and non-enveloped viruses. The contact time for virucidal efficacy against enveloped viruses such as, HIV, Hepatitis B, Herpes Simplex, Avian Influenza, Influenza A, H1N1 and Human Corona Virus is five minutes. Trionic D also has efficacy against Adenovirus 5 again it is well accepted that efficacy against this type of pathogen then the product tested would have efficacy against Ebola.

Therefore what we can conclude is that Trionic is effective against enveloped viruses of which Ebola is one.

It is however well documented that 2% Glutaraldehyde is effective in killing the Ebola virus. Ebiox Sporicidal HLD with G-cide is a patented stabilised 2.7% Glutaraldehyde product utilising a surfactant to stabilise the volatile Glutaraldehyde molecule and to help breakdown the cell walls of the enveloped virus.

With Ebiox Sporicidal HLD having G-cide as it's active we can offer a product which has:

     Greater efficacy against pathogens as molecule stable
     Safe to use as volatility greatly reduced
     A ready to use solution 
     Fast contact time


We can also offer a unique range of Healthcare Workers Clothing Ebiox Livinguard which linked with the PPE used in treating patients with Ebola gives an added layer of protection.

Ebiox Livinguard clothing and linen range is a patented coating which offers two key requirements:

     Anti-microbial Protection
     A fluid repellent coating

This linked with a number of other qualities we believe offers further peace of mmd to those working in this very difficult situation.

For further information please do not hesitate to visit our website or email

Friday, 10 October 2014

Ebiox Completes a Distributor Agreement in Singapore

Ebiox is delighted to announce that they have reached a Distributor Partner Agreement with Medi SG Pte Ltd of Singapore for the Ebiox Product Portfolio.
Medi SG helps consolidate Ebiox’s position within this important geographical area.
We look forward to the success of this partnership and working with Medi SG’s experienced and professional team.

Ebiox able to claim Sporicidal on their Environmental Hygiene Range

We have been working for a number of months with our notified and regulatory bodies to assess the efficacy testing we have had carried out which will enable us to state that Trionic D is Sporicidal. 

The great news today was that it is now possible for us to state that claim and to have printed on our labels for the Trionic D products.

This is a strong statement to be able to make and we believe strengthens our efficacy claims greatly. Test certificates can be found on the Ebiox website follow the link to “Test Reports and MSDS”.