Are Bio Technics Hand & Skin Hygiene products effective against Coronavirus?
We have been asked whether our alcohol free hand hygiene products - Enduro Hand Sanitiser and Enduro Hand Disinfectant - are effective against Coronavirus.
Coronavirus is an enveloped virus of the family Coronavidae. Enveloped viruses can be highly infectious but are not particularly difficult to kill and as such are susceptible to a broad range of disinfectants.
Neither of our hand hygiene products have, at time of writing, been tested against Coronavirus. However, both Enduro Hand Sanitiser and Enduro Hand Disinfectant have been tested and proven to be effective against H1N1 Influenza A Virus (Swine Flu):
- Enduro Hand Sanitiser: screen tested according to International virus standard EN 14476 with >99.9% kill rate in 60 seconds.
- Enduro Hand Disinfectant: tested according to International virus standard EN 14476 with >99.99% kill rate in 60 seconds.
H1N1 Swine Flu is an enveloped virus – like the Coronavirus - and the biocidal action of our hand hygiene products damages the virus’s cell by puncturing its envelope, causing it to leak and rendering the virus unable to replicate. Once a virus is unable to replicate, it cannot spread and so is no longer a threat.
It is generally accepted that if a product is proven to be active against one enveloped virus there is a high probability that the product will be able to kill similar viruses. As H1N1 Swine Flu is an enveloped virus with a similar biological structure to Coronavirus, the biocidal action of our hand hygiene products is likely to work in a similar way against Coronavirus and therefore be effective against it.
Furthermore, the active biocides present in our hand hygiene products' formulation have been shown to be effective against enveloped viruses, along with bacteria and fungi.
For further information on our testing, please contact us.
For further information on the Coronavirus and how we can help, please see our article here.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided above does not constitute a guarantee or warranty that our hand hygiene products are effective against Coronavirus and is given only as guidance based on existing available information.