Developed and patented by Columbia University scientists, the non-sticky formula with moisturizers helps prevent drying and leaves hands soft and smooth, so you can use Surgicept® Hand Sanitizer multiple times per day without drying.
Independent laboratory1 evaluated the effectiveness of Surgicept® Hand Antiseptic (70% ethyl alcohol) compared to two traditional alcohol hand sanitizers (61% ethyl alcohol) up to six (6) hours after application.
The FDA outlined testing criteria for over-the-counter (OTC) Consumer Antiseptic Rub products published in the Federal Register (FR) of June 17, 1994 (Tentative Final Monograph) and subsequent Final Monograph published in Federal Register of June 30, 2016. The tests measure log reduction in colony forming units (CFU's) from baseline.
BioScience Laboratories, accredited third party testing laboratory, performed the in vitro and in vivo (human) studies per the FDA's the monograph for Surgicept® hand antiseptic labeling, with the following results:
FDA Monograph Requirement: 100 fold (2 log) reduction after wash 1 and a 1,000-fold (3 log) reduction after wash 10.
• Test subjects started with a mean baseline of 9.07 log10 (1.174 billion bacterial count)
• After Wash 1, a 4.91 log reduction reducing the mean bacterial count 10,000-fold or (>99.99%) from baseline.
• After Wash 10, a 5.94 log reduction reducing the mean bacterial count 100,000-fold or (>99.999%) from baseline.
Surgicept® hand antiseptic meets and exceeds the FDA's OTC Monograph criteria for hand antiseptic labeling.
Additional in vitro testing was performed to determine Surgicept®'s efficacy against 6 well known enveloped and nonenveloped viruses:
• Swine-like H1N1 influenza A virus strain
• Avian influenza
• Bovine viral diarrhea virus
• Herpes simplex virus (surrogate for hepatitis C virus)
• Human immunodeficiency virus type 1
• Respiratory syncytial virus
After 15-seconds of exposure to various microorganisms to determinate the log
reduction over time.
All 51-gram negative, gram positive, and yeast strains tested with 15 seconds of
exposure achived 10,000-fold or >5-log10(>99.999%) kill.
• Surgicept is an effective fast acting, broad spectrum hand antiseptic.
• Surgicept rapidly kills the ATCC2 reference microorganisms and clinical isolates.
1 Test results performed by BioScience Laboratories, 2006
2 ATCC American Type Test Culture Collection
Surgicept’s patented medical grade formula was designed for repeated use without drying out the hands. The smart formula includes 6 moisturizers, emollients and skin conditioners to counteract the drying effects of alcohol.
Test: 68 subjects applied Surgicept® 25 times per day after 4 days.
Results: of the 68 subjects tested, no significant difference in skin hydration, values between baseline |before repeted exposire| and after exposure.
Healthcare professionals must apply a hand antiseptic between each patient contact requiring numerous applications per day potentially resulting in skin damage. Surgicept® hand antiseptic was tested to determinate the skin damage potential after repeated applications over an extended period.
Test results performed by BioScience Laboratiories, 2011
Surgicept is smart, patented formulation combining 6moisturizers, emollients and skin conditioners to counteract the drying from repeated alcohol use and leave the hands feeling soft and smooth. The unique blend of skin conditioning ingredients used in premium quality lotions and skin related products.
Very high polar cosmetic oil.
PPG-3 Myristyl Ether
Coscmetic oil with solubilizing properties, especially suitable for transparent deodorant/antiperspirant sticks.
Multifunctional cosmetic ingredient
Emolient derived from glycerin and comonly found in soaps, shampoos, and conditioners to improve skin feel.
Premium quality emollient that creates a smooth feeling on the surface white conditioning the skin. Used in cosmetics and personal care products, primarily for hair care, lotions and makeup.
IncroquatTM Behenyl TMS-50
Formulation created by Croda, Inc.combining Behentrimonium methosulfate, Butylene Glycol and Cetyl Alcohol to create a premium quality skin conditioner used in cosmetic dermatology products.
Bonds with water molecules to increase the water content in the skin itself.
Emollient derived from vegetable oils suchs as palm or coconut oil. Used primarily in creams and lotions.
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· Gaonkar, T.A., Geraldo, I., et al., In vivo efficacy of an alcohol-based surgical hand disinfectant containing a synergistic combination of ethylhexglycerin and preservatives,
American Journal of Infection Control, 2006, 63, 412-417
· Modak, S., PhD., Cayci, C. PhD, Seal, L. PhD. Columbia University, Dept of Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, NY. Low Adherence with Waterless
Surgical Hand Antisepsis. Association of Operating Room Nurses Clinical Poster. 2005, March. (pdf enclosed, make it a pop-up)
FDA Monograph for Consumer Antiseptic Rubs https://www.federalregister.gov/doents/2019/04/12/2019-06791 safety-and-effectiveness-of-consumer-antiseptic-rubs-top
· CDC Recommended Application Process for Alcohol Hand Sanitizers https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/hand-sanitizer-use.html#:~
text=based Hand Sanitizer-,Use an alcohol Dbaedz hand sanitizer that contaz at least,hands to cover all surfaces
· CDC Handwashing Guidelines. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html